Test of Emergency Broadcast System

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by susiestar, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    This is just FYI - not sure how many of you watch tv and/or how often the notices for this are being shown.

    On Nov 9 at 2pm Eastern, there will be a test of the emergency broadcast system that lasts about 3 min. It is in addition to the reg monthly tests.

    WHile it probably wouldn't upset any of us, it might upset one of our kids and/or make them think there was some huge national crisis. So making sure that any of our kids who might see it are aware in advance might prevent them from getting upset.
  2. buddy

    buddy New Member

    I heard that. Good point. I always make sure difficult child knows about every school fire drill and emergency drill. He gets ear plugs and something to do. It is not worth the upset compared to the risk that he wouldn't follow directions as if he was in a real "surprise" situation. He is never alone so I am not worried about his safety, he would have directions where to go. Better to prepare many of our kids ahead of time.
  3. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I wonder if the timing is related to this Large Asteroid to Narrowly Miss Earth Nov. 8 - ABC News
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    whew, sounds like it is interesting but not going to hit us..... this time....ooooooooooo....
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Nah, it's not related.

    We received info about this about a year ago, and I'd forgotten... Funny thing how they schedule stuff but don't tell the general public till MUCH later.
  6. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    If it were...........the 9th would be a little late to test it. lol

    I think it's a good idea to test it myself. I've heard everything from they've done some upgrading of the national system, to they're expecting a terrorist attack on 11/11, and some rather wild things like the protests around the nation are supposed to turn into rioting on 11/11. (people seem to have some fixation on that date for some reason)

    I think from what I've been reading the past several days, they've been doing upgrades and due to current events they figure it's a good idea to test it. People are nervous though.......I hope the testing doesn't spark anything by accident.