This is a test... it is only a test.

No it's not like 'War of The Worlds,' but it is a real test. Today at Noon an alert will be broadcast on every single radio and television station in the United States. Here's the scoop from the Feds:

On November 9th at approximately 12:00 PM Mountain Time, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. It will be heard on the radio and seen on broadcast, cable, and satellite TV. This event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.

So remember it's just a test.