The FCC will conduct the first nationwide emergency alert test today at 2.
FEMA and the FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) today at 2 p.m. The system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. The three-minute test will run concurrently on all radio and TV band stations. FEMA officials noted it is only a test, even if the test message on TV does not indicate that it is just a test. For more information regarding the test, visit www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm.