This is only a test
On Wednesday, San Diego County will join in on the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) being conducted by the federal government. The County wants to assure residents that this event is just a test, and not a real emergency alert.
The test will begin at 11 a.m. and last about 30 seconds. During this period, regularly scheduled television, radio, cable and satellite shows will be interrupted as the system is tested. The test is being conducted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as part of ongoing efforts to keep the nation safe during emergencies and strengthen our resilience against all hazards.
The national Emergency Alert System is an alert and warning system that can be activated by the president, if needed, to provide information to the American public during emergencies. NOAA’s National Weather Service, governors, and state and local emergency authorities also can issue more localized alerts.
This national test of EAS is important because it plays a key role in evaluating and improving the systems in place to ensure critical and vital information can be communicated to the nation in the event of a real national emergency.
Women’s Club to present free holiday event
The City of San Marcos and the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club will present the San Elijo Holiday Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 am to 4 pm at the San Elijo Recreation Center, 1105 Elfin Forest Road. This free event will include arts and crafts vendors, food, entertainment and a free children’s craft area. Call (760) 744-9000, or visit www.san-marcos.net.
San Marcos Community Services is seeking arts and crafts vendors for its Annual “Santa’s Magical Village” to take place at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 8 pm and Sunday, Dec. 4 from 9 am to 4 pm.
The event will feature a holiday tree lighting celebration, an indoor holiday boutique and free activities for children including ornament making, sand art, candle art and more. Entertainment including bands and holiday carolers will be featured throughout the weekend. Food will be available for purchase on both days.
For vendor applications or more information, visit www.san-marcos.net (Special Events) or call (760) 744-9000.