TEST ONLY — TV EMERGENCY MESSAGE ON Wednesday, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 AT 2:00 P.M. EST

ONLY A TEST.  On November 9, 2011, at 2 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST, which is 11 AM Pacific Time), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).  At that time, an announcement will come on every TV and […]

Communicating During an Emergency

Have a Plan Now ·         You should have a plan for protecting your family and real estate, and coordinating with each other in an emergency.  Emergencies are of different kinds, so plan broadly.  Food, water, shelter, first aid, batteries, flashlights, and communications are important to arrange for in advance.  You should also agree on a rendezvous […]