On November 9th the federal government will be temporarily cutting off all television and radio broadcasts as they test the National Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS has been around since 1994, but this wills the first time that the Feds cut off all broadcast communications in order to test the system.
The test is being conducted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS).
So is this a random test or part of something bigger?
Over the last year the government seems to be really increasing their overall preparedness efforts.
- FEMA’s Zombie Apocalypse Campaign
- NASA’s Emergency Preparedness Videos
- Homeland Security Prepping millions for New Madrid Quake
- Fema Stocks up on food for possible New Madrid Quake
- Fema Buying large amounts of emergency food
- Cell Phones required to receive alerts from Homeland Security
- Obama Announces overhaul of EAS system