The MAB would like to thank broadcasters for participating in this year’s statewide tornado drill on April 11. This was performed as part of Michigan’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and coordinated by the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, the MAB, the National Weather Service and local emergency managers throughout the state.
While participation by government agencies, municipalities, schools and workplaces is still being gathered, broadcaster participation was nearly 100%, simply because the on-air “drill” was a RMT (Required Monthly Test), a routine event for most broadcasters. Additional language was put in the test to acknowledge Severe Weather Awareness Week.
The only problems reported thus far to the MAB were some issues at individual stations, either with audio level issues or configuration issues of local EAS boxes. The attention with this test was an excellent opportunity for stations to check their equipment for proper operation.
If there were problems in your area that you’d like the MAB to know about, please email Dan Kelley: firstname.lastname@example.org.