The EAS is scary as hell. I wonder how things would play out if the MET office were aware a repeat of the 1987 storm was about to hit?
If you think the EAS sound is annoying you should hear the Canadian version:
The Canadian version recently launched. And the US is going to require stations to air alerts via text and speech in both English and Spanish soon.
Just as an FYI the video I posted earlier is what pops up if you have cable. Cable companies have to alert viewers in the affected areas. I'm not sure of the specifics but when alert is issued the simple screen is automatically made and tuned to a public access channel. They then rebroadcast that channel on every current channel - and just for good measure they lock down your cable boxes preventing you from accessing menus or attempting to change the channel. But thankfully it only appears for a minute or two and disappears.
Thank you for the insight. Now a days the alerts for closings come from all the mentioned sources but the television is the main way people are still notified.
Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.