A nationwide Emergency Alert System test is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00PM EST.

This is the first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The purpose is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism.

Currently EAS Participants engage on a state level in monthly tests and on the local level in weekly tests.

Please spread this message around to avoid unnecessary panic during the test.

Credit: FCC