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Emergency Test on 11/9/2011

Emergency Situations

For those of you that have not seen the many announcements on this, here you go.  This will be a longer 'test' than we normally see.  There is also a link below for an ASL version.

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 9:37 AM, DHH, Webmaster <DHH.Webmaster@illinois.gov> wrote:
 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working in partnership with other agencies to conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for any type of emergency that could arise, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information.  Please note the SIGNED video provided below.

WHAT:   Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System

WHEN:   Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. Central time in Illinois)

WHERE:  It will be broadcasted on radio, television stations and other service systems.  Will not involve phone services.

WHO:      U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

For more information about the nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test including a signed video, please visit the following websites:

·         www.FEMA.gov

·         www.FCC.gov

·         http://www.fema.gov/eastest/

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