Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Emergency Alert Test to Interrupt TV, Radio in U.S. Today

Radio and television programs will be interrupted 30 seconds today, the United States conducted the first national disaster warning system test.

Emergency Alert System test will be at 2:00 pm New York radio and satellite television, radio and cable television time, according to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Testing will be conducted in a similar previous local appearance and sound.

50 years, the U.S. has been using the area has been provided according to the bad weather and other emergency information, a variety of names alarm system.

The test is in the national identification system failures, so that they can be fixed "first step", the administrator Craig Fugate FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski, wrote in a letter: last week governor and private sector groups.

Rachel Racusen, the Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman said that a country is a reminder that a nuclear attack or other disaster warnings.

In preparing the test, U.S. officials have found that the system can not run closed hearing impaired, subtitles, and in some cases cable channels, visual warnings to accompany announcements, Fugate wrote Genachowski and leaves.


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