Thursday, November 03, 2011

Calling Orson Welles

It’s only a test, but nerves are somewhat frayed over the first nationwide exercise of the system designed to alert Americans of national emergencies.


The test message on TV might not indicate that it is just a test,” according to one email being circulated by a Washington area school district.


“We’re asking everyone to join us by spreading the word to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family… please remember: don’t stress; it’s only a test,” FEMA said in a blog post.

  Raw Story

Okay, here’s your notice: The test occurs at 1900 GMT Wednesday, November 9, and may last over three minutes.

Is it too pedestrian of me to ask why the message can’t indicate that it’s a test? Seems like a simple enough solution if you really don’t want to panic people.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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