GA Emergency Management & Homeland Security give statement about radiation alert

GEMA & Homeland Security Agency give statement about radiation alert

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - You may have noticed a radiation alert come across your television Thursday morning.

The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency said it was a test alert.

WALB reached out to GEMA Thursday asking about the confusion people had about whether it was a test or not.

“The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency conducted a test of the emergency alert system today regarding radiological emergency. We conduct regular testing of our emergency alert systems in order to ensure we are capable of reaching the public in the event of an actual emergency. Although the message stated that it was a test, we are aware that there was confusion on the part of some. We have since issued a cancellation message to ensure the public is clear that this was a test message only.”
Georgia Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency

They also alerted people about the test through their social media pages.

You may have received a **TEST** emergency alert this morning regarding a radiological emergency in Georgia. We...

Posted by Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency on Thursday, June 20, 2019

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