CENTRAL JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, at 1:20 p.m. If rescheduling is necessary, the alternate test date is October 4 at 1:20 p.m.
The EAS test will be broadcast through:
- Radio broadcast stations;
- Television broadcast stations;
- Cable systems;
- Wireline video systems;
- Direct broadcast satellite service providers; and
- Digital audio radio service providers.
The EAS test message will read as follows:
“This is a National Test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test. Broadcast and cable operators in your area have developed this system in voluntary cooperation with FEMA, the FCC and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency. If this had been an actual emergency an official message would have followed the alert tone. This concludes this National Test of the Emergency Alert System.”
The CJCEMA is an emergency management agency consisting of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, the City of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Lake Tapawingo and surrounding unincorporated areas. The EOC is located at the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District’s Training Facility and brings together representatives from Police, Fire, Public Works and Emergency Management agencies.
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