Madison County Residents: Be Aware of Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Nov. 9, 2011

EMA/CSEPP

Richmond, Ky. (November 7, 2011) Madison County Emergency Management Agency/Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program seeks to inform the residents of Madison County of a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) which will take place November 9th, 2011 at 2:00 PM (Eastern) via television and radio stations.
The test will be conducted in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and is expected to last approximately 30 seconds.
Madison County EMA/CSEPP will not be participating in the test—no sirens or tone alert radios will be sounded.
This test is conducted to test the capabilities of the EAS on a national level, not for the local Madison County EMA capabilities.
The public may hear expect to hear or see messages like the regular, local EAS tests that most people are familiar with, but messages will repeat, “This is a test.” Madison County residents should be aware that this is only a test, and not an actual emergency.
For more information on the test, visit the following link:
http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm

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