Broadcasters statewide report glitches with emergency system
- If you were watching TV around 7:35 Tuesday morning, you saw an emergency alert crawl across your screen. It was a mistake caused by a malfunction of the Emergency Alert System. There was no actual alert.The Emergency Alert System is set up so that government can get emergency information to the public through TV and radio. We see it most frequently in alerts from the National Weather Service. What happened Tuesday is a faux pas that has broadcasters in a tizzy and the state's emergency experts asking What was that all about?