• FEMA AND FCC CONDUCT NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS)

    Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency
    Baldwin County Commission 

    For Immediate Release 


    FEMA AND FCC CONDUCT NATIONWIDE TEST OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) 

    BALDWIN COUNTY, AL, August 1, 2019 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019

    The nationwide test will be conducted at 1:20 p.m. EDT. All radio and television stations, cable, wireline service providers, and direct broadcast satellite service providers should receive and broadcast the message. The test will include an audio message and a text crawl on the television screen. 

    This test is an important exercise to ensure that the system is effective in communicating critical information to the public in the event of a real national emergency. This test will evaluate the readiness of the national alerting capability in the absence of internet connectivity. The test will last approximately one minute. This test will NOT include cell phones. 

    For more information, contact Jenni R. Guerry, Education Outreach Coordinator at jguerry@baldwincountyal.gov or (251) 972-6807.
     

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