Emergency Alert System
Getting information during an emergency situation is vital,
especially at the height of the event when evacuation may be required.
the Emergency Alert System (EAS), emergency managers can provide
critical information and instructions to the public. Radio and
television stations provide the quickest means to obtain information.
a battery powered radio tuned to a local all-news or talk radio
station. Consider purchasing a battery operated weather alert radio.
History of the EAS
In 1951, President Harry Truman established the first national EAS.
the technology has improved over the years, the goal continues to be to
use broadcast media to provide emergency information to the general
public as quickly as possible.