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National Test of Emergency Alert System Planned for Nov. 9

November 7, 2011

At 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System. The test will last up to three and a half minutes and will be transmitted via television and radio stations across the United States, interrupting regular programming.

The national EAS is an alert and warning system that can be activated by the President, if needed, to provide information to the American public during emergencies.

It is possible Atlantic Cape may experience a disruption to our Comcast-based services for internet at TV, due to the test.

For more information on the EAS test, visit http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=55722.