Emergency Alert System


The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will occur on November 9, 2011, at 1 PM CDT. The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS in alerting the public during emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will use the results of this test to assess the systemís performance.

This event serves as a reminder that everyone should establish an emergency preparedness kit and emergency plan for themselves, their families, communities and businesses. Anyone can visit www.Ready.gov for more information about how to prepare for and stay informed about what to do in the event of an actual emergency. UH Emergency Management reminds our students, faculty and staff to update their 72-hour Emergency Campus/Travel Preparedness Kit.

For more information regarding the EAS and the upcoming nationwide test on November 9th, please view the following websites:

http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=55722
http://www.fcc.gov/guides/emergency-alert-system-nationwide-test-EAS