The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, will take place at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011 . The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system in alerting the public. Will the test involve mobile communications devices? No. The test will involve only those communications service providers " broadcast radio and television, cable television, satellite radio and television and wireline video services " that participate in the EAS. What exactly is the EAS? The Emergency Alert System is a media communications-based alerting system that is designed to transmit emergency alerts and warnings to the American public at the national, Tribal, state and local levels. EAS participants broadcast alerts and warnings regarding weather threats, child abductions and other types of emergencies. EAS alerts are transmitted over television and radio broadcast, satellite television and satellite radio, cable television and wireline video services. -----Original Message----- From: Emergencyemail.ORG [mailto:bounced@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:33 AM Subject: Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test (EAS) Information Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test information link: http://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergency/anmviewer.asp?a=1586&z=29 Please share this information and link. THE EMERGENCY EMAIL & WIRELESS NETWORK www.EmergencyEmail.org - www.NewsEmergency.com Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.