By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews
I heard on the radio news that ONLY the President or his appointee could send this alert out! I am not sure what to make of it either unless they are testing but why? This was a DEFCON 1 alert! Many people watching TV or Radio on Friday in the USA had the highest US Warning system shown or spoken to them. This is the alert and nobody knows why it happened. I am told this was a test or real test for Ebola. Ebola, I am told has hit the USA in a bigger way than reporting. Nurses and Dr’s have hinted so. I did this earlier Sunday morning. What was this Nurse saying? What is going on here if ONLY the President of the USA can order this message in the event of Nuclear War or say, Ebola Pandemic? https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/us-ebola-nurse-slams-re-entry-to-the-usa-quarantine-process/ The last thing I want to do is scare people, but the reason/excuse for this that a ‘DJ Sent the message out by mistake” is utter nonsense. I have sent the last hour checking and double checking and only by Presidential authority can this message be relayed to TV and Radio. How can radio impact anything on TV? It can’t. That means the problem originated from a centralized point elsewhere and the explanation is a bunch of BS.
I checked and triple checked, ONLY the President, as you can see in this Official Government site http://www.ready.gov/alerts and the copy from the official page below. I research HARD! Here is more official rules here https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-system and http://emergencyalertsystem.wikia.com/wiki/Emergency_Action_Notification
- The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), is a modernization and integration of the nation’s existing and future alert and warning systems, technologies, and infrastructure.
- IPAWS’ EAS is the message dissemination pathway that sends warnings via broadcast, cable, satellite, and wireline services. EAS may be used by state and local authorities, in cooperation with the broadcast community, to deliver important emergency information, such as weather information, AMBER alerts, and local incident information targeted to specific areas.
- The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, satellite digital audio service and direct broadcast satellite providers, cable television systems, and wireless cable systems to provide the President with a communications capability to address the American people within 10 minutes during a national emergency.
- The President has sole responsibility for determining when the national-level EAS will be activated. FEMA is responsible for national-level EAS tests and exercises.
- EAS is also used when all other means of alerting the public are unavailable, providing an added layer of resiliency to the suite of available emergency communication tools.
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The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT&T U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert Notification. Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Dallas, Michigan and Austin, Texas. Callers from across the FOX 5 viewing area reported the message. There are no known actual emergency alerts that would have prompted activation of the government’s Emergency Alert Notification System, which is used by broadcasters and the government to warn of emergency situations. Statement from AT&T: “Earlier today U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We have confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
The FOX 5 Newsroom received multiple calls from concerned AT&T U-Verse customers Friday after an emergency message appeared on their screens. The message, claiming to be an emergency alert issued by The White House, notified viewers that their programming was being re-directed to another channel. The alert is part of the EAN or Emergency Alert Notification. Engineers with FOX 5 say the alert can only be activated by the President in times of emergency. U-Verse engineers tell FOX 5 staff the message appeared on screens around Atlanta, Dallas, Michigan and Austin, Texas.
TV channels automatically changed to local news stations but no White House message ever came, prompting confusion and concern, especially given heightened tensions amidst the Ebola crisis. The message was seen by viewers in Austin, Atlanta, Detroit and across North Carolina, as well as other areas of the country. WSOC-TV out of Charlotte, North Carolina later posted a statement on their website saying they would investigate why the message went out, indicating TV and radio stations were given no advance notice of the test. An AT&T spokesperson later indicated that that the alert notification was sent out erroneously. “Earlier today, U-verse TV customers may have received an Emergency Alert notification. We confirmed that there is no emergency at this time and we are investigating why this occurred. We apologize for any inconvenience,” read the statement.
However, the Emergency Alert System is mandatory by law – stations have no control or power to block the signal once it is sent out by the federal government. Broadcasters are required to install and maintain FCC-certified EAS decoders and encoders at their control points, meaning the signal cannot be switched off or interrupted. How sensible is it that the feds ‘mistakenly’ sent out an emergency alert – potentially causing panic – amidst national concerns about the Ebola outbreak in the United States? Back in 2011, a similar test of the emergency alert system, in this case for cellphones, went awry when residents were told that a “civil emergency” was in progress and that they should “take shelter,” prompting 911 lines to be flooded by panicked callers. Authorities later apologized, claiming the test was a mistake. Did you see today’s emergency alert message? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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