Nationwide EAS Test Has Problems 10 Nov 11

The first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System took place Wednesday afternoon, but there were reportedly some issues in some areas. Minnesota apparently didn’t have as many problems as other parts of the country during the test. Officials say most stations here received tones which activated the test, but audio was highly-distorted or nonexistent. Concerted efforts to fix the national system are now expected to take place, and will likely be followed by another test in a few months.