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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Broadcast System 271

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter PattonPending writes "Mark your calendars! On November 9th national communications will be disrupted for around 3 minutes during the first nationwide test of the emergency broadcast system. From the article: 'On November 9, at 2 PM EST, FEMA will transmit the EAS code for national level emergencies to Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations in the national level of the EAS. The PEP stations will then rebroadcast the alert to the general public in their broadcast vicinity, as well as to the next level of EAS Participants monitoring them. This should continue through all levels of the system, until the national alert has been distributed throughout the entire country.'"
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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Broadcast System

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  • by MoonBuggy (611105) on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @09:35AM (#37830528) Journal

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    by Monchanger (637670) on Tuesday October 25, 2011 @09:37AM (#37830554) Journal

    On November 9th national communications will be disrupted...

    A communications disruption can mean only one thing...

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