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Emergency Alerting

Integrated Public Alert and Warning System

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.

Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local alerting authorities can use IPAWS and integrate local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol standards with the IPAWS infrastructure. IPAWS provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.


Emergency Alert System (EAS) Required Monthly Test

NEMA helps administer the State of Nebraska Emergency Alert System, under the direction of Rod Zeigler, Director of Engineering, KRVN Radio (Lexington, Nebraska) and state EAS chairperson. The EAS is an emergency alert notification system for all broadcasters and cable systems in the State to alert persons in Nebraska of potential disasters, or other safety threats. In addition, EAS is one several means of notification for Amber Alert information.

Nebraska EAS Plan