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Why is it that before 9/11 they always showed the emergency broadcast system test, and on 9/11 they never used it?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:24 PM on Mar. 12, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • Because it was already broadcast all over every channel/station?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • AHH lol, good question. Never thought of that till just now.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:26 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • I see it at least once a month, usually more than that. PA State Law requires them to test it every so many weeks... Maybe your state doesn't
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 8:28 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • i still see it...for about a week it would go off atleast twice a day...now it's probably like once a month or so
    mom_on_strike

    Answer by mom_on_strike at 8:32 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Maybe it wasn't really a state emergency. It didn't actually effect us physically (though it did in every other sense). I imagine it being used more in a state of war ON our land which none of us have actually experienced. Thank God.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 8:34 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

  • Keep in mind that a good amount of communication was down that day. MANY towers, dispatchers, and even emergency personelle were placed in and around the WTC buildings. They probably couldn't, due to the damage things sustained
    musichollie

    Answer by musichollie at 11:02 PM on Mar. 12, 2010

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