EAS Test Cut to 30 Seconds

On Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, the FCC and FEMA will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The 30-second test is intended to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a way to alert the public of national em...

On Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time, the FCC and FEMA will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The 30-second test is intended to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a way to alert the public of national emergencies.

Initially planned to last for approximately 3 minutes, the test has been cut to 30 seconds. FEMA and the FCC have concluded that a 30-second test is sufficient to assess the reliability and effectiveness of EAS.
More in Home