FCC Adds New Warning Codes to the Emergency Alert System

The Federal Communications Commission has updated its rules so that Americans can receive more specific – and potentially life-saving – warnings through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) before extreme weather strikes. The amended rules add three new “event codes” to signify an “Extreme Wind Warning,” “Storm Surge Watch,” and “Storm Surge Warning” – so that communities can receive more specific and relevant alerts during hurricanes or other severe weather.


FCC News Release [259 KB PDF]
Report and Order [241 KB PDF]