Here are the details about a National Emergency Alert System (EAS) test which will be conducted by FEMA on November 9th:
What: A Nationwide Test of EAS
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at approximately 1:00 p.m. CST
Why: To assess the readiness and effectiveness of the national EAS and identify improvements
How: The Nationwide Test of the EAS will be heard on local & satellite radio, and will be seen on local, cable and satellite TV for about 30 seconds. The audio message on radio and TV will indicate "This is a test". However, scrolling video messages on television may NOT indicate "This is a test".
NOAA Weather Radio Impacts:
More Information: If you want more information about the National EAS Test, visit the following webpages...
FEMA Press Release on the National EAS Test
FCC Frequently Asked Questions on the National EAS Test
Provide your input about EAS to FEMA