Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is scheduled to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, beginning at 2:20 p.m. (EDT), which converts to Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 4:20 a.m. (ChST).


The EAS test will commence at 4:20 a.m. (ChST) for the continental U.S., its territories, and CNMI. The EAS is used by alerting authorities to send warnings via broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireline communication pathways.


The EAS test described is not connected to an actual emergency. The All Hazards Alert Warning System (AHAWS) local sirens will not be tested on August 8; only the EAS.


For more information, contact Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 478-0208 or via email at



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