National Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday

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FEMA will do a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday, September 27, 11:20 a.m. Pacific Time (PT).  Read more on the FEMA website.

"The EAS test is made available to radio, television, cable, and direct broadcast satellite systems, and is scheduled to last approximately one minute. The test’s message will be similar to the regular monthly test message of the EAS with which the public is familiar, only inserting the word “national.” “This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.” Significant coordination and regional testing has been conducted with the broadcast community and emergency managers in preparation for this EAS national test. The test is intended to ensure public safety officials have the methods and systems that will deliver urgent alerts and warnings to the public in times of an emergency or disaster.”

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TWOSCOOPS Sep 26, 2017 11:29 AM
National Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday

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a-1561565361 Sep 25, 2017 02:00 PM
National Emergency Alert System Test on Wednesday

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