EAS tries first its national test

Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:49pm

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says they're preparing to test run a National Emergency Alert System later this week.

It's the first time testing a national version of the Emergency Alert System.

The test, set for one Wednesday afternoon will last just 30 seconds.

"All these things have just kind of brought to light that there may be a time where the President may want to address the nation as a whole,” stated GOHSEP Chief Benjamin Bourgoyne. “So the question was asked, well if the president wants to do that, do you use EAS? Can it happen?"

The test will run on the bottom of your television screen; it'll start with the words "This Is Just A Test".

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