NSP Issues Statement on EAS Activation
Special Statement from the Nebraska State Patrol
Last night at approximately 11:00 p.m. CT/10:00 p.m. MT, the Nebraska State Patrol issued a required monthly test of the Emergency Alert System. The tests are conducted on the third Tuesday of each month and issued by NSP, Nebraska Public Media, and the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency on a rotating basis. The tests alternate monthly between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. The tests are only supposed to activate the Emergency Alert System for broadcast media.
During last night’s test, the Wireless Emergency Alert system was inadvertently activated as well, which sent the test alert to cell phones throughout the state. The Wireless Emergency Alert is the system used to disseminate AMBER Alerts or other critical emergency information. We apologize for any inconvenience or distress this error may have caused.