[mvarbb] FW: [warn-news] News update about Tuesdays' KY tornado drill- use of"TOR" on EAS
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Tue Mar 2 04:19:11 UTC 2010
From: Steve Lewis [mailto:n8tfd at one.net]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2010 11:00 PM
To: warn-news at lists.warn.org
Subject: [warn-news] News update about Tuesdays' KY tornado drill- use
of"TOR" on EAS
From KY Emergency Management:
Tomorrow the National Weather Service will trigger a Emergency Alert
System (EAS) warning message, using a "live" tornado code. On Feb 25th,
the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted a waiver for the
use of a "live" Tornado Warning code for Kentucky's statewide Tornado
Drill on the Emergency Alert System (EAS), scheduled for Tuesday, March
2, 2010 at 10:07 a.m. EDT / 9:07 a.m. CDT.
The waiver allows commercial broadcasters serving the Commonwealth of
Kentucky to relay the National Weather Service's Tornado Warning drill
with the same codes that would be used for a real tornado occurrence. A
concern is that some may not hear the term "TEST" and be unaware it is
only a drill.
The test message itself will start and conclude with "THIS IS A TEST,
THIS IS ONLY A TEST".
Due to the importance of alerting the public beforehand, and late
approval from the FCC, I am asking your assistance..., please forward
this message and press release to all of your contacts and ask them to
do the same.
If you have received this information more than once, please overlook,
as we are attempting to notify as many users as possible.
Thanks for your help!
KYEM Public Information Officer
100 Minuteman Parkway, Suite 104
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Ofc. Tel. No. 502-607-1611
Cell Tel. No. 502-382-6006
e-mail: buddy.rogers1 at us.army.mil
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