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Emergency alert for Wednesday

November 8, 2011

Just so you are aware…on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and
FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency
Alert System (EAS) test. 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, nothing like it has been conducted on such a level. As you
may be aware, there have been 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 might not 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

Below are two websites that will provide more information regarding this test:

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