Please read the below message from FEMA. On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and FCC willconduct the first
national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS). This
nationwide test will kick off at 2:00 p.m. (EST) and run concurrently across
all time zones.
This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide
message to the American public. In the history of the country, nothinglike
it has been conducted on such a level. As you may be aware, there havebeen
tests in the past, but not of this magnitude encompassing all regions of the
Nation simultaneously. The three (3) minute test will run concurrently on
all radio and TV band stations exceeding the previous messages broadcast
which were anywhere from a 30 second to 1 minute message.
There is great concern in local police and emergency management circles
about undue public anxiety over this test. The test message on TV mightnot
indicate that it is just a test. Fear is that the lack of an explanation
regarding the message might create panic. Please share this information
with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.
Below is FEMAs website that will provide more information regarding this
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