Help Us Spread the Word – On November 9, “This is Only a Test”
Over the last few weeks, we have highlighted the upcoming nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), which is now less than ten days away. The test will take place on Wednesday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. This system, commonly tested at the local level, will be tested across the entire country.
Our priority here at FEMA is to ensure all members of the public are aware of this test next week and understand that it is only a test – so we are counting on you to help spread the word in your communities, with your co-coworkers, neighbors, friends, and loved ones. To help support this, FEMA has created a couple of videos that you can use to help explain what this test is and what people can expect.
The first video is of Administrator Craig Fugate and FEMA’s Neil McDevitt explaining the upcoming test and will also include an American Sign Language interpretation. The second video is from FEMA’s Dawn Hart as she provides key information about the test in Spanish.
Visit the FCC website for more information about the test, including additional answers to some frequently asked questions.
Community Preparedness Webinar: Introduction to the National Disaster Recovery Framework
Join us Tuesday, November 8th to learn how the recently released National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) provides a more inclusive, collaborative and comprehensive approach to addressing disaster recovery issues and challenges. The NDRF defines how we will work together as a nation to best meet the disaster recovery needs of individuals, families, communities, and states.
The NDRF is based on the principle that all emergency management partners, including the private sector, non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, and individual citizens, as well as local, state, tribal and federal government agencies, have a role to play in the recovery process. In catastrophic scenarios, leveraging Whole Community resources to meet the needs of disaster impacted communities is essential. If you have a role in disaster recovery operations, you don’t want to miss this!
To join this free webinar on Tuesday November 8th at 1:50 p.m. EDT, click here. We ask that you register fifteen minutes prior to the start time.