Statewide Alert Test Set For Today In West Virginia
September 17, 2014 at 5:01 AM (PT)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the WEST VIRGINIA Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and the WEST VIRGINIA BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION are partnering for a two minute statewide Public Alert and Warning System test TODAY (9/17) at 2p (ET).
FEMA National Continuity Programs Assistant Administrator DAMON PENN said, “During an emergency, federal, state and local public safety officials must be able to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. This test will help us assess the operational readiness of the Public Alert and Warning System to ensure the residents of WEST VIRGINIA have the information they need in the event of an emergency.”
WEST VIRGINIA Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director JIMMY GIANATO added, “Periodic testing of the Public Alert and Warning System capabilities is an important step to ensure that WEST VIRGINIA’s public safety officials are prepared to alert and warn the whole community during an emergency. Whether it’s severe weather or another emergency in our community, it’s a reminder that everyone should make preparedness a priority.”