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What if I do not hear an EAS message the first time it is played?

The audio portion of an Emergency Alert System (EAS) message from National, State, County or Local emergency management officials is now recorded to permit multiple airings on Weather Radio.  The initial EAS message is automatically transmitted on NOAA Weather Radio with the warning alarm feature.  Once received, NWS Seattle staff move the recorded audio message to all our western Washington NOAA Weather Radio transmitters so you can hear the message again.  This process usually takes about 5 minutes.

So, if you did not hear the entire message the first time, the message will be on the air again in a few minutes, permitting you to understand the message and take whatever action is needed to protect lives and property.

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