Skip to comments.FEMA, FCC Announce Nationwide Test Of The Emergency Alert System
Posted on 06/11/2011 7:56:51 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
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 EAS is a national alert and warning system established to enable the President of the United States to address the American public during emergencies. NOAA's National Weather Service, governors and state and local emergency authorities also use parts of the system to issue more localized emergency alerts.
On November 9, the public will hear a message indicating that "This is a test." The audio message will be the same for both radio and television. Under the FCC's rules, radio and television 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. A national test will help the federal partners and EAS participants determine the reliability of the system and its effectiveness in notifying the public of emergencies and potential dangers nationally and regionally.
(Excerpt) Read more at fema.gov ...
him falling behind in the polls.
One year before election day...hum...(.)bama will probably take to the air after they clean up any problems next year the day before election day, declare it is an emergency he is not being reelected and will declare marahal law and postpone elections indefinitely proclaiming him president for life.
When does that Mayan calendar end, again?
I thought they did monthly tests every 1st Tuesday. I hear the tornado sirens whail and the radio barge-in with harsh poor-quality buzzes and announcements every month. If we were ever were to be attacked, all they would have to do is do it on the 1st Tuesday and it would be ignored by everyone as just another test.
it struck me as very odd at the time, i guess this explains it
Testing to make sure that der Fuhrer Hussein 0bama will have everyone’s attention when he declared martial law.
“President set to gain access to nationwide EAS”
This is what is significant about this. Its over all broadcast medium.
There are speakers placed around Arlington, VA. The audio quality reminds me of the Saturday Night Live skit for the NYC transit workers who could only communicate in muffled grunts. The only relevance of a test like this is for all-day TV watchers (I got rid of mine 12 years ago), or the lemmings in the subway. Needless to say the real sources of breaking news such as this website will ignore the government BS.
Even those of us with Sirius are going to have to put up with this? I pay for that service, and not to hear from the Obama administration.
I know this is supposedly a one-time deal, but I could see these intrusions increasing on the leadup to November 2012 (especially during a certain talk show by the EIB network). Ominous but unspecific blather to give the public the false impression that Obama and that Janet Napolitano guy are actually working very, very hard to protect us. Or worse, Moochelle could take over the airwaves and screech “Have you eaten sprouts and kale today? Don’t stop at McDonald’s...have a apple instead. DO IT!!!”
He’s very concerned for our safety. /s
9-11 (dd-mm format)
This alert is two years late.
I think it’s 12-21-11...
Covers Only Critical Emergency Alerts: Consumers will receive only three types of alerts from PLAN: (1) alerts issued by the President; (2) alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life; and (3) Amber Alerts. Participating carriers may allow subscribers to block all but Presidential alerts.
Presidential alert example.
-Get out and vote for Team Obama in tomorrow’s election /sarc
Nobama is thinking that way.
Trouble for nobama is who is going to pay any attention and who is going to enforce it?
IIRC, the CONELRAD system (Control of Electromagnetic Radiation) was only tested once. This required all broadcasters except for a few AM stations to go off the air, and those few AM stations would change their frequency to 640 or 1240 and go on or off the air to confuse any inbound missiles that might be targeting their frequency.
Happier days - back when the commies were still on the other side of the polar ice cap.
That's IF we're still here after that.
Except, perhaps, internet streaming? Well, this little problem needs to be addressed!
Would that be before or after the call to prayer for D.C. time?
My gosh, I never knew what those were for. Interesting tidbit of info. Thanks.
What good will this do? I don’t know a single soul who doesn’t reflexively turn off the TV in disgust when this POS starts to speak.
But... soon, we will be forbidden to shut anything down when Comrade StalinBama is speaking....
I’m glad I hardly use my cell phone and if I have to hear that dictator on it, I’m getting rid of it.
This whole broadcast thing is like saying the All-Powerful Oz will control the airwaves, and making him the supreme being or something. It’s sickening.
Is anyone running a “Preakness Pool”?
And just like car alarms they will be ignored.
This thread + the other one on alcohol sales and consumption =
The EAS was proven obsolete and ineffective on 9/11.
I smell a RAT. As in demoncrat.
I have been predicting this very thing for 2 1/2 years.
Now here’s a thought for you........if any politician with dictatorial ambitions (regardless of party or ideology) wants to effectvely stay in power for good, what ya gotta do is this; wait til six days before the election, then stage a false-flag attack - ideally, one that involves bumping off your opponent, and inflicting mass casualties at the same time. Then, owing to the chaos and the “lack of a clear democratic choice for the people”, declare martial law “until such a time that a new opposition candidate can be chosen”, and, most important, “until such a time that public order can be restored” (i.e., never).
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“The EAS was proven obsolete and ineffective on 9/11.”
I don’t really see how its relevant to 9/11 which was an attack on 2 building in New York and a military target in D.C.
Katrina would have been a more appropriate test for the State of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Of course the problems there was the incompetents of the Louisiana Governor, and New Orleans mayor(Although technically as the most local is in charge the Governor bares the blame for refusing to cooperate).
Guess you forgot about that plane in Pa. The one that caused the prompting of the evacuation of downtown Cleveland at the time? There was no EAS used that day to get people out of the city. It was all handled over live broadcast that day.
If flight 93 was headed for D.C. they never evacuated, there were no EAS warnings put out by the federal government. By the time we were aware of the FOUR planes being used and unknown how many more at the time...no one opted to use the EAS.
Live TV and radio handled all instructions to the public that day.
EAS for Katrina would not have helped. Those people had already made their choices to stay. There was live broadcast warnings, law-enforcement doing announcement of evacuation in the streets and those people decided to stay.
At some point you can’t evacuate every city in America cause 1 or 2 plains in unknown locations may or may not be flying around.
What are we going to do in a war? Keep every city evacuated 24/7? Hell even with the modern threat of terrorism a bomb could go off at any time and any place, are we going to abandon our cities and any other potential target?
No wide Broadcast emergency are for meaningfully wide spread and pervasive disasters.
I would furthermore humbly submit to you that any disaster wide enough in scope as to effect the entire Federation is either unmanageable, or would be managed at the local level.
To this end other then providing forwarding I wouldn’t even uses the “EAS” system for a nuclear war. Anywhere that anyone might be able to go in the time we are talking about to get protection is going to be close by and known best to the State and Local leaders.
It is ultimately them same surviving leaders who are going to end up cleaning up the mess one way or the other, as what is left of Washington organizes itself for a counter attack.
Just as well cause it is the local and State leaders that will have the most experience and practical tools to deal with the emergency of anyone.
It is for theses reasons that I do not support the idea of a “Nationwide Emergency Alert System”.
Coming next week.
More gifts from the regime.
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