FEMA Releases Results of Nationwide EAS Test; Plans Another

Last week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released a report of the September 28, 2016 Nationwide EAS Test.

The full report can be downloaded here.

The agency also released a list of key successes of the September 28, 2016 EAS Test:

    • A majority of stations reported a clean, clear and easily understandable audio message.
    • Some stations broadcasting in Spanish were able to select and play the Spanish language version of the test message.
    • Use of the National Periodic Test event code allowed the test to occur without alarming the public.
    • The test elevated public awareness, providing important information on EAS within the landscape of public alert and warning.

Reports indicate that approximately 88 percent of EAS participants across the country were able to receive and relay the test message.

The agency has also announced that it is currently planning and coordinating for another test.  No date has been announced yet.  For more information, visit FEMA’s Emergency Alert System resource page here.

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