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TESTING OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

TESTING OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM

April 28, 2011507Views

Thursday 28th April, 2011The Department of
Disaster Management is informing the public that they will be testing the
National Siren System and National Emergency Broadcast System on Monday 2nd,
May at 2:00pm.  The test is carried out
every fourth Friday of each month. However, due to holidays falling on the last
two Fridays in April, the test will be conducted on Monday of next week.

The public is not expected to react once the
siren is sounded, as this is only a test. As a part of the test, the public is
asked to tune into ZBVI, ZROD, ZKING, OR ZCCR for test messages from the
Department of Disaster Management.  This
test is being conducted to assess the automatic capabilities of the Emergency
Alert System. 

The Department of Disaster Management would
like thank the public for their ongoing support and cooperation in this regard.