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MJ: 223 Emergency Alert System Test

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FEMA conducted a never before attempted Nation wide test of the Emergency Alert System on November 9, 2011. The test included television, radio, cable, and satellite carriers. Despite the effort on the part of FEMA, there are many who suggest this was more like a pop quiz than a test.

This week on Mitigaiton Journal Podcast, Matt, Jamie and I discuss several important topics related to this test and the status of the Emergency Alert System. In this two part discussion we'll ask:
  • was the test a success?
  • what is the impact of omitting social media from the test?
  • what should the role of social media be in emergency alerting?
  • do we need the emergency alert System anymore?
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