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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1008 AM AST MON MAR 22 2010

...OFFICIALS TO CONDUCT TEST OF THE PUERTO RICO TSUNAMI WARNING SYSTEM...

NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN FORECAST OFFICE AND THE
PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...IN COOPERATION WITH
MUNICIPAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICES...THE PUERTO RICO SEISMIC
NETWORK...AND THE PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE...
WILL CONDUCT AN ISLANDWIDE TEST OF THE TSUNAMI WARNING COMMUNICATIONS
SYSTEM ON WEDNESDAY...MARCH 24 BETWEEN 1005 AND 1035 AM.

THE TEST IS PART OF THE NOAA TSUNAMI AWARENESS WEEK...AS MARCH 21 TO
27. LANTEX 2010 ATLANTIC TSUNAMI WARNING EXERCISE IS ONE THE MAIN
ACTIVITIES DURING THIS WEEK...WITH THE PURPOSE TO TEST THE (EAS)
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND ENSURE IT WORKS PROPERLY DURING A REAL
TSUNAMI EMERGENCY. THE COMMUNICATIONS TEST WILL INVOLVE NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS...THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND OTHER STATE AND
LOCAL COMMUNICATION LINKS. RADIO LISTENERS SHOULD HEAR THE FAMILIAR
ALERTING TONE FOLLOWED BY AN AUDIO MESSAGE DESCRIBING THE TEST,
SIMILAR TO THE ROUTINE MONTHLY TESTS OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM.
RESIDENTS IN A FEW MUNICIPALITIES MAY HEAR SIRENS. SOME SCHOOLS AND
COMMUNITIES IN PUERTO RICO MAY ALSO BE PRACTICING THEIR EVACUATION
PLANS DURING THE TEST.

THE NOAA WEATHER RADIO FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN
WILL ISSUE AN ADMINISTRATIVE EAS MESSAGE (SJUADRPR) AT 905 AM,
INDICATING THE LANTEX 2010 TSUNAMI COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE HAS BEGUN,
AND THEN AT 1005 AM...A TEST TSUNAMI WARNING WILL ACTIVATE THE EAS
CODE FOR TSUNAMI WARNING (TSW)...WHICH MAY BE BROADCAST BY
PARTICIPATING EAS STATIONS RADIO...TV AND CABLE BETWEEN 1005 AND 1035
AM.

IF YOU ARE WATCHING TELEVISION BETWEEN 10:05 A.M. AND 10:35 A.M. ON
WEDNESDAY MORNING...EXPECT TO SEE A CRAWLER INDICATING THAT A TSUNAMI
WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED...AND HEAR A VOICE INDICATING THAT IT IS ONLY
A TEST. IF YOU DON`T HEAR THE TV AUDIO FOR ANY REASON...PLEASE
REMEMBER THAT THIS IS ONLY A TEST. IF YOU ARE LISTENING TO THE RADIO,
YOU WILL HEAR ALERTING TONES FOLLOWED BY A VOICE ANNOUNCING THAT THE
TEST IS OCCURRING. IF YOU HAVE A NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH THE PUBLIC
ALERT FEATURE...THE RADIO WILL AUTOMATICALLY TURN ON AND YOU WILL HEAR
THE SAME MESSAGE AS BROADCAST ON RADIOS.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE TEST BY MONITORING NOAA
WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS...COMMERCIAL RADIO...CABLE TV OR LOCAL
TELEVISION FOR THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM MESSAGE. LOCAL EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT MAY USE THE TEST TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS OF THE TSUNAMI
HAZARD. IF THERE IS EXCESSIVE SEISMIC ACTIVITY ON MARCH 24...THE TEST
WILL BE CANCELED.

THE PUBLIC CAN PROVIDE FEEDBACK BY SENDING AN EMAIL TO SR-
SJU.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV PEOPLE MONITORING THE TEST IN COASTAL AREAS
WHO DO NOT RECEIVE THE TEST THROUGH COMMERCIAL OR WEATHER RADIO
SHOULD INFORM THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

A SAMPLE TEST EXERCISE MESSAGE FOLLOWS.


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TEST TSUNAMI WARNING TEST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1005 AM AST WED MAR 24 2010

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR PUERTO RICO TEST PURPOSES ONLY. THIS IS NOT A
REAL SITUATION.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND THE PUERTO RICO EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AGENCY...THE PUERTO RICO SEISMIC NETWORK AND THE PUERTO RICO
BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION ARE PARTICIPATING OF A TSUNAMI EXERCISE TO
TEST THE TSUNAMI WARNING ALERTING SYSTEM.

THIS IS A TEST MESSAGE. DO NOT TAKE ACTION BASED ON THIS TEST MESSAGE.


END SAMPLE TEST MESSAGE.

INFORMATION ON THE LANTEX 2010 EXERCISE CAN BE FOUND AT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE AT:

HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/SJU/?N=LANTEX2010

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...PLEASE CONTACT:

RAFAEL MOJICA
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NWS SAN JUAN PR
ROAD 190 #4000
CAROLINA PUERTO RICO 00979
787-253-4586 X223 RAFAEL.MOJICA@NOAA.GOV

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