Tuesday, November 8, 2011

National Emergency Alert Test Reveals Problems

At 2p ET on Wednesday, the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the FCC, NOAA and communications service providers conducted the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The test, which did not include mobile networks or social media sites, suffered numerous other gaps in quickly distributing the test message from the White House to TV and radio networks. FEMA said it will take several weeks to analyze the results.

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