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