This is practice demonstration test message.
The following message is transmitted at the request of the Florida division of emergency management Tallahassee FL.
This is a test message. This is a test of the capability to relay emergency messages from non-National Weather Service sources using department of Homeland security and NWS systems. This practice demonstration test message is not intended to activate the emergency alert system.
This is a test message. Do not take action based on this test message.
End Sample practice demonstration test message.
Information on the hazcollect program can be found at the hazcollect web site at /use lower case letters/:
Non-weather related emergency messages are originated by local...state or federal civil authorities and at their request may be relayed by the National Weather Service in non-weather related text products...and over NOAA Weather Radio all hazards /NWR/ and the eas. The National Weather Service does not initiate non-weather related emergency messages. NWS instruction 10-518 includes the specifications for these products. NWS instruction 10-518 appendix c defines content guidelines for each non-weather emergency message type. The hazcollect service is described in NWS instruction 10-1708.
NWS instruction 10-518 and 10-1708 are available on the internet at /use lower case letters/:
If you have any questions or comments...please contact:
Al sandrik...warning coordination meteorologist National Weather Service office Jacksonville FL 904-741-4370 x223 al.Sandrik@noaa.Gov