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With the end of the year approaching, maybe it is time to give ourselves a pat on the back for all the work of getting prepared.
We should be able to rest a bit and enjoy time with family and friends and laugh a little. Happy Holidays!!
Similar to local Emergency Alert System tests, this test is scheduled for November 9, 2011
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT and will last 30 seconds.
The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. NOAA’s National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.
As the federal, state, tribal, territorial and local governments prepare for and test their capabilities, this event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities, and businesses. Visit the Red Cross for more information about how to prepare for an actual emergency.