National Emergency Alert System Test Planned
PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
226 PM EDT FRI NOV 4 2011
On November 9th at 2:00 PM EDT, a nationwide test of the Emergency
Alert System will occur. The National EAS is a public alert and
warning system that enables the President of the United States to
address the American public during extreme emergencies. The test is
being conducted by FEMA and the FCC in order to test emergency
communication capabilities for the nation.
This test will be heard on radio and on local, cable, and satellite
TV. This test will last from thirty to sixty seconds and return
listeners and viewers back to regularly scheduled programming. The
president will not be speaking, however audio stating 'This is a
test' will be heard. Those watching on TV might not see any visual
clues, during the test.
NOAA weather radios will NOT participate in the test. In order to
avoid confusion, the weekly testing of the NOAA weather radios for
the second week in November will be moved to Tuesday, Nov. 8th.
This testing event serves as a reminder that everyone should
establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for
themselves, their families, communities, and businesses.
Visit www.ready.gov or www.FEMA.gov/emergency/ipaws for more
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