TEMA Apologizes for Tests

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The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is apologizing for last Thursday's statewide Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts test. It seems as if hundreds of folks received alerts on their mobile devices but the message that it was ONLY A TEST was not received.

TEMA Director Patrick Sheehan said in a statement that the purpose of the test was to assess the readiness and effectiveness of the system in an effort to save lives and protect property. He apologized for upsetting people and said that TEMA will not be conducting any public tests of the Wireless Emergency Alerts system in the foreseeable future.

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