FEMA Slates West Virginia EAS Test for Wednesday
Sep 15, 2014 12:16 PM
WASHINGTON�The U.S. Department of Homeland Security''s Federal Emergency Management Agency, the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the West Virginia Broadcasters Association, and others will conduct a statewide test of the Public Alert and Warning System this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The test will begin at approximately 2 p.m. (EDT) and will last approximately two minutes.
�This test will help us assess the operational readiness of the Public Alert and Warning System to ensure the residents of West Virginia have the information they need in the event of an emergency,� said Damon Penn, Assistant Administrator of FEMA''s National Continuity Programs.
The test will be seen and heard over radio, television and cable TV systems as part of the regular monthly testing of the Emergency Alert System conducted by West Virginia broadcasters. The test is designed to have limited impact on the public with only minor disruptions of radio and television programs that normally occur when broadcasters test EAS in their area.