National EAS Test Postponed Until October 3, 2018
Sound the alarms, or rather, don’t . . . At least not yet.
The FCC and FEMA announced today that they are postponing the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert System originally scheduled for this Thursday, September 20, 2018, due to the ongoing response to Hurricane Florence. The test will now be held on the back-up test date of October 3, 2018.
Broadcasters will be required to file their “day of test” information on ETRS Form Two at or before 11:59 PM EDT on October 3, 2018.
Broadcasters will be required to file the detailed post-test data sought on ETRS Form Three on or before November 19, 2018