Wednesday, November 09, 2011

REMINDER: 2 PM is the first NATIONAL test of the emergency broadcasting system

Today is the first ever test of the National Emergency Broadcasting system, which can only be triggered by the White House. It will go off at 2 PM EST, and will preempt all television and radio programming for about 1 minute. Some radios and TVs may turn on automatically in response to the signal, and some may fail to show the "This is only a test" infographic. But don't panic - it is only a test.

1 comment:

quizwedge said...

Given that I didn't have the radio on (rarely do) and don't have satellite or cable, I heard nothing. Goes to show, like others have said, that the system needs to be updated to include newer tech if it is to be effective.