Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
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
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
KSP: 2 Men Shot During Turkey Hunt, 1 Pronounced Dead
State Police are looking into a shooting in Clay County, where they said three men went turkey hunting Thursday morning and two of them were shot -- one fatally.
UPDATE: Clay Co. Sheriff Reports Fatal Shooting Not Drug-Related
Meth and other drugs have been ruled out in a fatal shooting that occurred during a turkey hunt Thursday morning, according to the Clay County Sheriff.
Parents Accused of Keeping Toddler Out In Frigid Temperatures
Laurel County deputies said they received a tip about two adults walking along a busy roadway Thursday morning, with a toddler in tow.
KSP To Hold Surplus Vehicle Auction
Kentucky State Police plan to hold a surplus vehicle auction in Frankfort next week.
3 More Stores Headed to Fayette Mall
On Friday, Fayette Mall announced three additional shops that will take the place of the old Sears store in the center of the building.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital. supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.