On November 9 at approximately 2:00 PM EST, Indiana will participate in a Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System. This test will be heard on the radio and seen on local, cable, and satellite TV. It will NOT set off tones or be broadcasted over NOAA Weather Radio.
The purpose of the test is to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System and identify improvements to better serve our communities in the preservation of life and property. Although the Emergency Alert System is frequently used by the National Weather Service and State and Local governments to send weather alerts and emergencies, there has never been a national activation of the system.
The NOAA Weather Radio Routine Weekly Test that would normally be held on Wednesday, November 9, will be held on Tuesday, November 8 between 11:00 AM and Noon. If the rescheduled NOAA Weather Radio Routine Weekly Test cannot be held because of the potential severe weather on Tuesday, November 8, the test will be canceled for the week. Again, no NOAA Weather Radio Routine Weekly Test will be conducted on Wednesday, November 9.
If you have any questions reguarding the Nationwide Test or the Routine Weekly Test during the first week of November, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 317-856-0360.
For more information concerning the Nationwide Test, check out the press release from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by clicking on the following link:
*Check back for any updates if for any reason the Nationwide EAS Test would need to be postponed.*