Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

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Updated: 11/09/2011 4:18 pm

People living in Madison County along with the rest of the nation, are taking part in the first-ever, nationwide emergency testing exercise...on local television and radio stations.

"Uh today, people ya know, are facebooking and twittering, ya know. They're blogging. You have to be able to reach those people and get 'em the information uh, it makes the job harder because you have more avenues you have to try and reach out and touch and interface with," says Carl Richards, director with Madison County Emergency Management Agency

The nationwide test started at 2pm Wednesday afternoon and lasted about 30 seconds. So people watching their tv's or listening to their radios were the only one's to hear the test.

"This is a way for the president to be able to tell you something that's super important to everyone in America. So this is the first time we're gonna try this. it's gonna be important to see how it works. I'm kinda excited, a little nervous, both," adds Richards

And since this is the first time for a test like this, officials on the local and national levels hope the test goes off without a hitch.

"So yeah, we always look forward to new capabilities uh, sometimes they don't work as you anticipated, so you re-tweak it and you re-vise and you try again," explains Richards
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