National Emergency Alert System

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Wednesday, November 9 at 2 o'clock the nation, for the first time, will be testing out the national emergency alert system.

Director of Wood County Emergency services, Ed Hupp, says an EAS is media based alert system to notify the public of an event either locally or nationally.

Hupp says local alert system tests happen regularly, every month, but that this test is to ensure the public can.

There has never been a national test where a national organization like FEMA or Homeland Security has put out an alert. So tomorrow (Wednesday, November 8) at 2pm Eastern Standard time, is when they are going to test the national system.

Hupp adds, an actual EAS Alert would be used in the case of a weather event or security threat, receive notifications of an alert at a national level.