National EAS test November 9th...no NWR weekly test

On November 9th at approximately noon...the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a national test of the Emergency Alert System.  The test will be heard on commercial radio and seen on local cable and satellite television but will NOT be broadcast over NOAA Weather Radio.  This is the first national test to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System. 

The NOAA Weather Radio Routine Weekly Test from Boulder National Weather Service normally scheduled for Wednesday will be canceled on November 9th and will not be conducted at any time during that week.  

More information on the national test can be found at:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/news.htm  and  http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm

 



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