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National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test

Event Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 2:15 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) with radio, TV, and cable stations on September 27, 2017 (primary date) or October 4, 2017 (secondary date) at 2:20 pm EDT. The test is expected to last approximately one minute and will verify the delivery and broadcast of a national test message and assess the readiness for distribution of a national-level test message.