Alaska Plans Second EAS EAN Test

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Alaska Plans Second EAS EAN Test

Jan 21, 2011 11:51 AM

Fort Richardson, AK - Jan 20, 2011 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the state of Alaska and the Alaska Broadcasters' Association (ABA) will conduct a second statewide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in Alaska on Jan. 26, 2011, at 10 a.m. Alaska Time (2 p.m. EST) to assess the improvements made in a previous January 2010 Alaska EAS Exercise. Reoccurring radio and television public service announcements began airing Dec. 21, 2010, to inform Alaskans about the exercise. The PSAs were produced in partnership with the ABA and the state of Alaska.

The PSA video is posted on the State of Alaska website. The link is on the bottom of that page.

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