What is a Civil Emergency Alert?

You know when that annoying, screeching sound takes over your television or radio? That’s an emergency alert. It lets you know that bad weather is heading your way. They also use the emergency alert service to warn you if their is a disaster such as a toxic spill in your area. There really is a purpose behind the system other than to annoy us when it interrupts our favorite television show. For more information, look here: