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Matt Zika, NWS.
MARQUETTE, MI - (Great Lakes Radio News)- A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System
, commonly known as EAS
, is scheduled for tomorrow, November 9th, 2011, at 2-pm eastern time.
This is the first time that this system will be tested on a cross-country level.
is used by local authorities in times of emergency to warn citizens about an impending situation.
Most of the time that you would hear an EAS announcement in our area it has to do with severe weather.
On that note, Matt Zika
, from the National Weather Service
Office in Negaunee Township, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning today to discuss this test and how EAS
works both nationally and on a local level.
To listen to the interview with Matt
about the EAS
and NOAA weather radio, please click the link below: