This is only a test …

November 7, 2011

This Wednesday, November 9, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] will conduct a test of the national  Emergency Alert System [EAS] at 2:00 PM EST.   The test, the first ever,  will affect all TV broadcast and cable channels, as well as radio stations; it is expected to last approximately 30 seconds.  As the saying goes, Please Do Not Adjust your Set.

Ars Technica has a short article that discusses the test, and some of the steps that are being taken to ensure that folks realize that it is only a test.  It also has a short sample video announcement (warning: it’s quite noisy!).

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