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  • Widespread 911 outage in Washington State

    12/27/2018 11:38:30 PM PST · by Catmom · 63 replies
    Just got an emergency alert on my cell phone with this message. I use Sprint and live near Tacoma/Puyallup. What gives?
  • FEMA EAS TEST Postponed

    09/17/2018 9:53:19 AM PDT · by garyb · 19 replies
    FEMA Web Site ^ | 09/17/18 | Federal Emergency Managent Agency
    IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) The national WEA test has been postponed to the backup date of October 3, 2018 at 2:18 p.m. EDT.
  • Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 28 (today Wednesday 2:20 EDT)

    09/28/2016 9:30:25 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 44 replies
    FEMA & FCC | 09/26/2016 | September 26, 2016 HQ-16-068 Contact: FEMA News Desk For Immediate Release Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 28 FEMA and FCC Issue Reminder and Key Points about Test WASHINGTON – As a reminder, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. In light of the upcoming test, the agencies share the following key informational points: The purpose of the nationwide test is to ensure that EAS remains an effective means of...
  • Upcoming IPAWS National Test (Emergency Alert System Wednesday, September 28 2:20pmEDT)

    09/19/2016 11:06:40 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 28 replies
    FEMA & FCC ^ | 09/19/2016 | Fema C. Amp
    Upcoming IPAWS National Test IPAWS will hold a national test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 2:20pm EDT.
  • Another National EAS Test Possible in 2015

    08/04/2014 8:15:11 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 4 replies
    Radio World ^ | 7/28/14 | Leslie Stimson
    FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert & Warning System Program Management Office is targeting late 2015 for another national EAS test, Radio World has learned. In order to accomplish that goal, certain things must happen first, according to sources. Phase I of the march to another national test has occurred; that was bench testing of the transmission, encoding and decoding of a Common Alerting Protocol-EAS message with a National Protocol Test header at IPAWS’s Lab along the Patuxent River in southern Md. Phase II involves sending a CAP-EAS message with an NPT event code through IPAWS OPEN in a closed test in...
  • Emergency Alert

    07/30/2014 11:03:08 PM PDT · by gura · 27 replies
    Anyone else just get an odd Emergency Alert that stopped halfway through?
  • FEMA EAS Test [Live Thread]

    11/09/2011 11:00:40 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 337 replies
    FEMA ^ | 11/9/11
    Okay everyone...approaching 2:00pm Eastern...ready for the "Big EAS Test"?
  • Help Us Spread the Word – On November 9, “This is Just a Test”

    11/01/2011 11:57:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    FEMA Blog ^ | October 28, 2011 | Public Affairs
    Over the past few months, we have written on this blog about the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System, which is now less than two weeks away. The test will take place on Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00 pm eastern standard time, and will be the first time this system, which is often tested and used by officials at the local level, will be tested across the entire country. The national Emergency Alert System is an alert and warning system can be activated by the President, if needed, to provide information to the American public during emergencies. NOAA’s...
  • Did You Know Feds Will Temporarily Cut Off All TV and Radio Broadcasts on Nov. 9? (2:00PM EST)

    10/22/2011 11:57:55 AM PDT · by eak3 · 273 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | Buck Sexton
    If you have ever wondered about the government’s ability to control the civilian airwaves, you will have your answer on November 9th. On that day, federal authorities are going to shut off all television and radio communications simultaneously at 2:00PM EST to complete the first ever test of the national Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  • FEMA,FCC Announce Nationwide (November 9, the public will hear a message("This is a test." )

    10/12/2011 12:40:29 PM PDT · by TaraP · 20 replies
    FEMA ^ | June 9th, 2011
    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...
  • First National Emergency Alert System EAS Test Ordered

    02/08/2011 10:41:37 AM PST · by The Comedian · 12 replies
    National Terror Alert Response Center ^ | 2/7/2011 | Homeland Security NTARC News
    The FCC has made it official. It has released an order that requires participants in the Emergency Alert System EAS, namely broadcasters, cable operators, and certain satellite providers, to participate in the first-ever national test of EAS. This test will differ starkly from the monthly EAS tests the public is familiar with. In this instance, the White House will actually activate the test as if the President wanted to take over the air waves to address the nation. No specific date for the test was set, although as it stands, a two-month notice will be provided.

    02/07/2011 9:44:57 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 86 replies
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  • Emirates in record $11 billion order for A380s

    Airbus called the unexpected vote of confidence the largest commercial aircraft order by dollar value ever. It came as EADS showed off the capabilities of its embattled A400M military transporter plane and as it faces a dispute with German military bosses over problems with two of its new helicopters. Emirates' EMIRA.UL order would be worth just over $11 billion at a list price of $346.5 million per plane, though airlines typically receive discounts for large orders. It brings the airline's total A380 order to 90 planes. Emirates Chief Executive Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum said he expected all 90...
  • Big Sky and Air Midwest to shut down-(More Small Cities Lose Air Service)

    01/23/2008 10:37:27 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 15 replies · 331+ views
    Flight ^ | 1-22-08 | David Field
    Rising fuel prices have forced two small but well-known US regional operators out of business permanently. Big Sky Airlines shut down in January after a disastrous eastwards expansion, while Air Midwest faces liquidation later this year. Both operate on thin margins, relying on federal subsidies for rural service to smaller communities. Their demise is also a sign higher operating costs may force more domestic capacity cuts. The demise of Big Sky forces its parent MAIR Holdings into liquidation. MAIR's major ­holding had been Mesaba Aviation, which Northwest Airlines bought last year, leaving it with only small turboprop operator Big Sky...
  • Emergency Alert System Activated By Mistake (Oops!)

    06/26/2007 9:19:33 PM PDT · by Milwaukee_Guy · 32 replies · 1,476+ views
    CBS TV 42 ^ | Tuesday June 26, 2007 | Milwaukee_Guy
    Federal Government Was Testing Satellite System, Activated EAS By Mistake (CBS) CHICAGO Chicago area radio and TV stations were taken over for a couple minutes this morning, after what was supposed to be a test of a new satellite system instead activated the Emergency Alert System.
  • Malaysian police squash human rights rally at East Asia Summit venue, detain 19

    12/14/2005 8:20:02 AM PST · by ZayYa · 112+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/05 | EILEEN NG
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian police squashed a demonstration Wednesday near the venue of the East Asia Summit, detaining 19 activists protesting human rights abuses at home as well as in Myanmar and Thailand. The detainees included four Malaysian opposition activists, and the rest were refugees from military-ruled Myanmar.