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Nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, November 9

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

  • Bill Jones
  • American Bar Association

The FCC and FEMA will be conducting a nation-wide test of the Emergency Alert System on Wednesday, November 9, at 1 p.m. Central. This test is being conducted to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the system as a way to alert the public during nation-wide emergencies.

As this is the first nation-wide test, it is important that everyone understands that this is just a test, and not an emergency.

For more information from the FCC and FEMA, please visit:



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