- Monday November 7th, 2011 :: 08:42 a.m. CST
Nationwide EAS Test Wed. 11/9 1:00 pm CST
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and will last 30 seconds.
The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.
For more information: http://www.fema.gov/eastest/
Rockwall County Sheriffs Office
972 T.L. Townsend Drive
Rockwall, TX 75087