The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires radio and TV stations to broadcast emergency information provided by local, state and federal officials. During an emergency, local officials could activate the EAS to provide emergency information and actions necessary to the general public over local radio and TV stations.

Local radio and TV stations are an effective way to stay tuned to emergency information. It is essential to have battery-powered devices, such as a battery-operated radio to stay tuned during power outages. The Emergency Alert System is tested on the first Thursday of every month.