The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that state and local authorities use to deliver important emergency information, such as Amber Alerts and severe weather information targeted to specific areas.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service (NWS), implements the EAS at the federal level. Nationally, the EAS requires broadcasters to provide communications capability to the President to address the American public during a national emergency.
It is important to tune into a battery-powered radio, television or weather radio when the power is out and conditions are changing rapidly. Radio stations that participate in the EAS are: