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Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
It is highly likely that your "local Civil Authority" had scheduled a test of the EBS, and their ability to insert their message into the cable broadcast.
Unfortunatley they were to lax to provide the message part of it containg the inforamtion that it was a test.
It maybe that they are expecting to have to use the system in the near future. Say for example you live near the gulf coast or eastern seaboard. It is huricanne season, and they maybe planning on providing information that way.
I would relax, but not completely.
EDIT: Whoops, just noticed your from Seattle. Maybe they expect Mt. St. Helens to blow her top again.
[edit on 7/10/2004 by phreak_of_nature]
New Homeland Security Operations Center Serves as Primary Hub for Information Sharing and Domestic Incident Management
Thursday, Jul 8, 2004
Today, the Department of Homeland Security stood up a new state-of-the-art Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC) to serve as the primary, national-level nerve center for real-time threat monitoring, domestic incident management, and vertical and horizontal information sharing efforts. Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the HSOC provides situational awareness and monitoring of the homeland, coordinates incidents and response activities, and issues advisories and bulletins to homeland security partners as well as specific protective and counter measure guidance.