National EAS Test November 9th, 2011


EAS Test Logo


On the morning of November 9th at 11am, people across the state will hear those familiar tones or see that test message across their screens saying “this is a test.”  The difference this time is that this test is happening across the nation, all at the same time.   It will be a first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) giving federal, state and local officials the opportunity to make sure vital life-safety information can be communicated from the nation’s capital to the public via broadcasters and cable operators. 

Quick Facts about this Nationwide Test

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 11:00 am (PST)
  • You will hear the familiar EAS tone, a voice say “this is a test,” and potentially see a message on your television or radio
  • It will last approximately 30 seconds
  • No action is needed or required on the part of the public

Nationwide EAS Test Resources

Nationwide EAS Test PSA



UPDATE: The test will last approximately 30 seconds.