by free3wil 02 Nov 2011

Wanted to pass this information I received today from our home office in Washington DC

On November 9th FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test
of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System test. This test will kick off
at 1:00 p.m. (CST). The test will be nationwide, running concurrently
across all time zones.
This system test is the first of its kind. It is designed to broadcast
a nationwide message to the American public. Nothing like it has been
conducted in the history of the country. There have been tests in the
past but none to all parts of the Nation at the same time. The test will
run concurrently on all radio and TV band and the message will run for
three minutes. Most messages in the past were anywhere from 30 seconds
to 1 minute.
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 message might create panic. Please share this
information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test.

Below is additional information, along with two websites, that will
provide more information...



by clawton 03 Nov 2011

My husband is a fireman and got the same message. Glad you thought to post it.

by cfidl 03 Nov 2011

Thank you for the heads up!

by capoodle 02 Nov 2011

Have heard about this public service but am glad you have posted for those that could have missed reading or hearing about it. Thanks.