NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2011 AT 2PM EST
FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first ever National test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS). This Nationwide test will run concurrently across all time zones.
This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. In the history of the country, nothing like it has been conducted on such a level. There have been tests in the past, but not of this magnitude encompassing all regions of the Nation simultaneously. The three (3) minute test will run simultaneously on all radio and TV band stations exceeding the previous messages broadcast which were anywhere from a 30 second to 1 minute message.
There is 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. The fear is that the lack of an explanation regarding the message might create panic.
Please share this information with your family and friends so they are aware of the test. If you are planning a special response during the test please consider what role Sunstates Security can play in that response.
You may contact Sunstates Security at 886-710-2019 for additional information.