Recebemos este email da administração do condomínio onde moramos e acho que devo divulgar, pois estarão testando hoje à 1PM (CST) o sistema de alerta de emergência nacional e, as pessoas que estiverem desinformadas, podem entrar em pânico. Então, não entrem. Se, por volta de 1PM (CST), vocês virem na tv ou ouvirem no rádio um aviso de emergência, é só um teste.
Isso é aqui nos Estados Unidos, tá gente? Não no Brasil.
We have been made aware that on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, EAS (Emergency Alert System), the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) will conduct the first ever National test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System. This Nationwide test will kick off at 1:00 pm (CST) and run concurrently across all time zones.
This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. In the history of the country, nothing like it has been conducted on such a level. There have been tests in the past, but not of this magnitude encompassing all regions of the Nation simultaneously. The three (3) minute test will run simultaneously on all radio and TV band stations exceeding the previous messages broadcast which were anywhere from a 30 second to 1 minute message.
There is concern in local police and emergency management circles about undue public anxiety over this test. The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test. The fear is that the lack of an explanation regarding the message might create panic.
Please share this information with your family, friends and colleagues so they are aware of the upcoming test.
Below are a few websites that will provide more information: