Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that allows TV and radio broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service providers, direct broadcast satellite service providers and wireline video service providers to permit state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER (missing children) alerts, emergency weather information, and specific hazard information, such as for a nuclear power plant emergency, targeted to a specific area.
Emergency Alert Radio Stations
Emergency Alert Television Stations
The Emergency Alert System radio and television stations would broadcast special telephone numbers where you could call with problems or questions. The stations would continue to broadcast emergency information until the emergency is over.
Avoid unnecessary calls to emergency numbers (police, fire, hospital, etc.). These lines must be kept clear for true emergency needs.