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The Emergency Alert System is a national public warning system that requires 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 offer to the President the communications capability to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER (missing children) alerts and emergency weather information targeted to a specific area.
i don't know where you live in the U.S.. but here where i'm at in fl, we have them at least two or three time a week on tv and at least one a week on the radio. tv is mostly late at night, radio happens at all times even in the middle of the day.
…they don't like wasting crisis.
originally posted by: FireflyStars
The emergency alert system to my knowledge, has primarily been used for incliment weather like tornadoes.
I'm sure it could be used for warheads headed at us , but it's just a system set up to reach large numbers of people to warn them of a widespread dangerous condition. I've seen it used for winter storm alerts, thunderstorms, etc.
They do tests midday and late night so to avoid bugging most people with that awful alarm tone. Nothing to worry about, methinks.