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Emergency Alert System Test Good Time For Tornado Drills

Posted: Thursday, March 17th, 2011 at 6:25 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

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KNIA/KRLS will be taking part in a test of the Emergency Alert system, or EAS.

The National Weather Service in conjunction with the Iowa Broadcasters Association is planning the test for 10:10 am Wednesday, April 6th.

Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Anderson says this is a good opportunity for everyone to take time and think about their plan of action in case of severe weather.

In addition to delivering public information about severe weather, the EAS is also available for the President to address the nation in an emergency and also for local information such as amber alerts.