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Civil authorities Issued a required monthly test...? **edit with video**

Posted by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:09 AM
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I am 150% familiar with the normal "alert systems tests" that take over our TV's every so often. 

However, just a minute ago my DVR cut off and the message that followed was not the "Emergency Alert System Test" I am accustomed to. 

It was,  and I quote, "A civil authorities alert" as a test. 

Has anyone ever seen this before, or did you see it tonight in your area? What is it? 

This is exactly what I saw tonight. I looked it up because it is not something I have ever seen. Have you? 

by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:09 AM
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DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Bump

dawnnamarie
by Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM
Hmmmmmm??
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:42 AM

 Be prepared to be assimilated. 

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:57 AM

what the hell is an alert system test?

rebeccarae
by on Apr. 24, 2013 at 2:59 AM
Never heard of it. Odd...
DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:03 AM


Our Emergency Alert system core tests like this every month. It is a mass alert system for emergencies, like weather alerts. It will break into all channels with an obnoxious alarm in case of a mass emergency. Like I said. I am totally accustomed to hearing "This is a test of the Emergency Alert System" but I have never in my life seen what I did tonight. 

I have never seen "This is a civil authorities alert test." That's new. Just curious as to whether anyone else has ever come across it, or saw it tonight. 

Quoting turtle68:

what the hell is an alert system test?



DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:05 AM


See, that's what I thought  too. I was wondering if I just haven't noticed it because I am so used to seeing and hearing these alerts, or if this is strange. I cannot remember one time hearing and seeing what I did tonight. It is weird. 

Quoting rebeccarae:

Never heard of it. Odd...



DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:06 AM


? Lol

Quoting TranquilMind:

 Be prepared to be assimilated. 



DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:17 AM


Edited OP with a video of exactly what I saw. Normally it is just a test of the "emergency alert system". I have never seen what I posted before tonight, and I am always up late. 

Quoting turtle68:

what the hell is an alert system test?



DestinyHLewis
by Destiny on Apr. 24, 2013 at 3:19 AM


Weird, right??? 

Quoting dawnnamarie:

Hmmmmmm??



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