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What is a Nationwide Early Warning System?

The Nationwide Warning System is a system that is a satellite-based system that allows authorities to quickly broadcast alerts to local media and citizens directly via a system of loudspeakers. It is designed to inform the public of various threats.

Some examples include:

  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunami
  • Military Threats or attacks
  • Large-scale terrorism

The system is designed in the hope that it would speed up evacuation times, and help coordinate emergency response.

Nationwide Early Warning System
Nationwide Early Warning System