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November 3, 2011
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First nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System

On Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The duration of the test will last up to 60 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable, and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is being tested. The Nevada Department of Public Safety- Division of Emergency Management/Homeland Security would like to ensure that the citizens of Nevada and the general public are aware that this event will be a test, and not a real emergency alert.  

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The Record Courier Updated Nov 4, 2011 06:42PM Published Nov 3, 2011 07:57PM Copyright 2011 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.