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Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test 11-9-2011

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    Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test 11-9-2011

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    At the Federal Communications Commission's June 9, 2011 Agenda meeting, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Chief Jamie Barnett, joined by representatives from FEMA and the National Weather Service, announced that the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) would take place at 2:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism. EAS Participants currently participate in state-level monthly tests and local-level weekly tests, but no top-down review of the entire system has ever been undertaken. The Commission, along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will use the results of this nationwide test to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a public alert mechanism, and will work together with EAS stakeholders to make improvements to the system as appropriate.
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    I wonder if this means the internet also...?
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    Hello Veeg,

    It'll just be on the usual TV and radio.
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    I passed

    A Guy
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    Way to go, A Guy!

    I forgot to study ...
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    National Emergency Alert System Fails Its First Test

    The very first test of the National Emergency Alert System today, but it appears that the new high-tech system that was due to take over all the airwaves failed fairly spectacularly. At 2PM eastern time, the system was supposed to break into radio and all TV channels to ensure all the parts were working as expected. Instead, many regions didn’t get any alerts at all.
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    I wonder how much of our tax $ were spent on this...
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    Having been through a MAJOR earthquake and several minor earthquakes and land fires (in the states of California and Washington) I can tell you, it would be tremendously helpful to have this service in the case of emergencies and disasters. We did have a version of this system in Los Angeles at the time of their major earthquake of 1994 --- but it didn't help much because the earthquake happened in the middle of the night, when most people did not have their radios or tvs on. . .
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