EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
LOCAL AREA PLAN
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) can rapidly disseminate emergency information to the general public at the request of Local, State, and Federal Officials. The Local EAS may be activated in response to emergency situations such as severe weather, floods, civil disorders, industrial accidents, or any occurrence that poses a danger to life or property. The purpose of this plan is to explain the system and provide procedures for broadcasters, cable operators, and emergency managers in the San Antonio Operational Area.
The EAS utilizes radio and television broadcasters to relay emergency information to citizens. These messages interrupt programming on local television and radio stations and provide viewers and listeners with warnings and instructions on how to react in the event of an emergency. EAS is the replacement of the Emergency Broadcast System.