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Maryland to Participate in National Emergency Alert Test

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By William Darden Jr.

REISTERTOWN, Md.– Maryland will be participating in a national test of the Emergency Alert System on Feb.  24 at 2:20 p.m., according to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

The test is being conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

The test will be similar in style to the regular monthly tests of the Emergency Alert System, MEMA said. Residents who are listening on radio and television can expect to hear “This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test.”

The test is meant to assess the readiness for distribution of a nationwide message.

Anyone with questions about the Emergency Alert System test can go to www.fema.gov/ipaws or www.ready.gov/alerts. 

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