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(2007-06-27)
(wgvu) - THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) SAYS THE
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TONES INADVERTENTLY BROADCAST ON T-V AND
RADIO STATIONS ACROSS ILLINOIS TODAY WERE PART OF A TEST.
FEMA SAYS THE PROBLEM MAY ALSO HAVE EXTENDED TO PARTS
OF WISCONSIN AND MICHIGAN.
FEMA IS INSTALLING A NEW SATELLITE WARNING SYSTEM AND CONDUCTED
TESTS TUESDAY. ALERTS THAT WERE MEANT TO GO OUT INTERNALLY WENT OUT
OVER BROADCAST SYSTEMS INSTEAD.
FEMA SAYS THE ACCIDENTAL ALERTS WERE CAUSED BY AN INSTALLATION
ERROR BY A CONTRACTOR.
THERE WAS NO EMERGENCY, AND STATE AGENCIES WEREN'T TOLD THAT THE
TEST WOULD BE CONDUCTED.
STATIONS WERE AFFECTED ACROSS ILLINOIS, NORTHERN INDIANA AND
NEAR ST. LOUIS.

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