The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) providers to provide the communications capability to the President 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 alerts and weather information targeted to specific areas.
More information about EAS can be found at the
Federal Communications Comission website.
If you have questions regarding EAS Broadcasts in California, contact the
California Broadcasters Association.
Learn more about Wireless Emergency Alerts.