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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
339 PM EDT FRI JUL 30 2021

...NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM AND WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT
SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST 11...

THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA), IN COORDINATION 
WITH THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (FCC), WILL CONDUCT 
NATIONAL TESTS OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM (EAS) AND WIRELESS 
EMERGENCY ALERTS (WEAS) ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2021, AT 2:20 PM 
EDT. THE TESTS WILL ASSESS THE READINESS TO DISTRIBUTE AN 
EMERGENCY MESSAGE NATIONWIDE. THE TEST MESSAGES WILL CLEARLY 
STATE THE ALERT IS ONLY A TEST.

IN THE EVENT THAT WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER OR ANOTHER 
SIGNIFICANT EVENT OCCURS ON AUGUST 11, 2021, BOTH TESTS WILL BE 
POSTPONED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 AT 2:20 PM EDT.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL NOT CONVEY ANY NATIONAL TEST 
MESSAGES ACROSS NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS OR ANY OTHER NWS 
DISSEMINATION SYSTEMS.

THE NORMALLY SCHEDULED WEEKLY NWR REQUIRED WEEKLY TEST THAT WOULD
USUALLY OCCUR BETWEEN 11 AM AND 12 PM ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, FROM
ALL NWS BUFFALO NWR TRANSMITTERS WILL BE CANCELLED BECAUSE OF 
THIS TEST.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EAS OR WEA TESTS, PLEASE CONTACT:
TIMOTHY SCHOTT
NWS DIGITAL AND GRAPHICAL INFORMATION SUPPORT BRANCH
SILVER SPRINGS, MD 
PHONE: 301-427-9336
EMAIL: TIMOTHY.SCHOTT@NOAA.GOV

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NWS REQUIRED WEEKLY TESTS ISSUED 
BY THE NWS BUFFALO, PLEASE CONTACT:
MICHAEL FRIES 
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST 
NWS BUFFALO, NY
PHONE: 716-565-0015 
EMAIL: MICHAEL.J.FRIES@NOAA.GOV

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