On March 25 between 10:00-10:30am, NWS will issue a TEST TORNADO WARNING using the EAS “TOR “ code. Again…this will only be a TEST– although it will be sent through the EAS like a real Tornado Warning—using the “TOR”
code. The live TOR code is being used with special permission of the FCC.
If your EAS box is set to the automatic mode and programmed to pass the “TOR” then this test should automatically pass
through…However if your EAS equipment is set in manual or semi automatic mode then you will need to pass this test
through according to the EAS box you have.
Severe weather in Iowa is serious business and as local broadcasters you are the most powerful voice in your communities…Thank you for your participation.