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Emergency Alert Test Scheduled For Today at 1 PM Central

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On November 9, 2011, at approximately 1:00 p.m. Central time, the federal government will conduct the first-ever end-to-end national test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS. Though an emergency warning system has been in place in the U.S., in one form or another, since the 1950s, and is tested in each state on a weekly and monthly basis, there ... Read More »

Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Set for Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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Kansas radio and television stations, along with cable TV systems and satellite TV companies, will participate in the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, November 9.  The test, originating from Washington, D.C., will begin at approximately 1:00 pm Central and will last for about 3-1/2 minutes. During the test, the public will hear a message ... Read More »

Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test Set For Nov. 9

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FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will conduct the first nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on November 9, at 1:00 p.m. Central. FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA’s vision for improving the EAS is incremental, which means testing the readiness and effectiveness of the EAS as it currently exists ... Read More »