[tabi] FW: Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test - tomorrow

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:59:26 -0500

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, or EAS, will
take place
at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on November 9, 2011
. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness
of the system
in alerting the public.
Will the test involve mobile communications devices?
No. The test will involve only those communications service providers "
broadcast radio and television, cable television, satellite radio and
and wireline video services
" that participate in the EAS.
 What exactly is the EAS?
The Emergency Alert System is a media communications-based alerting
system that is
designed to transmit emergency alerts and warnings to the American
public at the
national, Tribal, state and local levels. EAS participants broadcast
alerts and warnings
regarding weather threats, child abductions and other types of
emergencies. EAS alerts
are transmitted over television and radio broadcast, satellite
television and satellite
radio, cable television and wireline video services.

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Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:33 AM
Subject: Emergency Alert System Nationwide Test (EAS) Information

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