Blog EAS Test
Emergency Alert System Test aka Emergency Broadcast System or if you are even older you recall Conalrad Alerts
I was listening to Clyde Lewis at Ground Zero Media on KXL.com earlier. Part of the discussion was about a national EAS test set for 2017, September 27th at 12:20 [pm] Eastern Time[US] Mountain time would be 10:20 AM. GMT or UTC time would be 16:20 ZULU. [Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Time Coordinated]
IF something is actually going wrong they will delay the National test until 2017 October 4th same times.
Apparently this test will go out over both your weather alert radio and your AM/FM radio and TV.
This would be a good time to test your family communications plan to see how well it works and to fix any bugs you find. It would also be a good time to review your bug out plan.
It would be interesting to hear from you what your experiences are with this.
and some books that explore the topics in more depth
http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/ready-or-not-things-will-happen/ This is book 1 the quick start guide to preparedness.
http://www.preparesurvivethrive.us/ready-or-not-fun-things-will-happen/ This is book 2 about traveling and evacuation planning.