National EAS Test Scheduled for Today

The National Emergency Alert System will be tested across the nation this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET.

The National-level EAS is a national public alert and warning system that will be heard on radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wire line providers all across the country today.

This afternoon at 2:00 p.m. ET, you should hear an automated voice that will simply say “this is a test”.

In the event of a nationwide disaster, this alert will be broadcast all over the United States to alert listeners of an impending event and to be prepared to make immediate plans to act accordingly.