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Originally posted by SkateI've noticed that Georgia, or at least my city, is having weekly emergency alert tests on our TVs. I chose the 2012 forum for this because this board was as close to an "end of the world/SHTF" kind of board. Hope that's okay lol.
Originally posted by Lynda101
Although I appreciate this was not a 'general alert' as such, In London last year the Police had a day's training in earthquake relief.
Like a lot of others I was astounded because I have never heard of earthquakes in the UK especially those that would require the Police to mount a whole day's training in order to deal with said quake.
We are also in times of drastic public cuts so splending money on a training day for earthquakes makes one wonder why.
The EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. Governors and state and local emergency authorities also use it-on a voluntary basis-to issue more localized emergency alerts. Under the FCC’s rules, broadcasters, cable operators, Satellite Digital Audio Radio Service providers, Direct Broadcast Satellite service providers and wireline video service providers are required to receive and transmit Presidential EAS messages to the public.