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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The nationwide test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. eastern standard time and may last up to three and a half minutes
the nationwide test will involve broadcast radio and television stations, cable television, satellite radio and television services and wireline video service providers across all states and the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by AnAbsoluteCreation
Not Elenin. Its close approach is on October 16.
Or maybe it's a nationwide test of the system, just like we get a monthly test of the local system.
edit on 6/28/2011 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreation
reply to post by Mapkar
I am not promoting a theory, just a topic of discussion on the first ever nationwide blackout. But in defense of your post, it's not like they can have a 3 1/2 minute blackout and not warn us of it.