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Something Bad's Gonna Happen!: US To Test First Nationwide Use Of Emergency Broadcast System

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Because the government knows something we don't and isn't telling us, the first nationwide test of the emergency broadcast system is slated to go down at 2PM eastern today, simultaneously playing on all entertainment outlets (sans internet). OMG -- cut into my One Life to Live and you're gonna have a real f***ing emergency on your hands!

The 30-second test, to be overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission, will run on radio, satellite radio and TV stations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. It will include alert "beeps" and the words "This is a test."

Here's how FEMA explains it:

We need to know that the system will work as intended should public safety officials ever need to send an alert or warning to a large region of the United States. Only a complete test of the Emergency Alert System can help us identify any changes and improvements needed to modernize this system and make it fully accessible.

Any guesses what the government is keeping from us? Because it's gonna look mighty suspicious when the government tests the emergency broadcast system nationwide for the first time today and then aliens attack on Thanksgiving. I expect they'll strike when we're all doped up on turkey.

FEMA to test nationwide emergency alert system at 2 p.m. ET [usatoday]

Thanks to Allison, who asks, "do you remember where you were when the US tested the emergency broadcast system nationwide for the first time?" F*** no, I was at work staring at a computer screen like a normal person!

There are Comments.
  • Did i miss this? Sorry, been too busy playing Modern Warfare 3 to keep up with the News. 

  • Did anyone catch the Lady GaGa song that was playing instead of whatever crawl under a desk and cower instructions were suppose to be going on? That's what I wanna hear when I might be going out for the count. It's a good reminder of why death might not be so bad.

  • Ross Huddleston

    Diggin' the Fallout screen cap.

  • the new layout is awful GW...

  • Monochromatyczny Wojownik

    pink&white suck ass cocksucker

  • rebekahshurman

    It didn't come on my tv...

  • Whats up with this new layout?

  • kanga

    I'm betting on a big earthquake in the midwest, or, you know, aliens or whatever. p.s. - i miss the old layout...plz bring it back.

  • As a time warner customer, it just changed the channel to 100. A channel named "Time Warner Test." This was right at 2pm, and I could just change the channel back instead of listening to the test...

  • AMP8584

    The test here in LA played KRock radio station instead of a message for 40 minutes. Success...? No.

  • If there is an emergency here in Britain they inform us by mail.

  • Guest

    Hey, they could always use carrier pigeons!

  • It would probably be quicker than the Royal Mail.

  • This_Update_Sucks

    It's 2:08, still nothing.

    Oh, and OMGLOL FALLOUT  SYMBOLISM!!!!!!!11!!!!

  • well that was lame. just a scrolling banner at the top of my TV screen saying this is a test.

  • jok

    I don't like the fact that this post comes right after "90ft wave". (;~;)

  • Guest

    They're probably testing one o' their secret projects that might affect the grid or something. Otherwise they've predicted electric eating mice will sprout out of the ground and attack. So they just need to test this system. :3

  • Melissa Weigel

    11/11/11 b!tches
    It's on!!

  • Guest

    at 11am.

  • Ru1200

    11:11am

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