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We subscribe to Cox cable TV in Fairfax VA. We receive EAS alerts for Fredericksburg, VA and Spotsylvania county. We never receive alerts for our area. Not only is this information useless I am sure we are not receiving alerts that apply to us. How can we get this corrected?
You did not receive tornado and thunderstorm warnings. The EAS messages you cited were Wind Advisories. Stations can opt out of relaying some weather advisories (winds) and AMBER Alerts.
You're comparing 2 different systems using 2 different technologies using radio waves from terrestrial towers to reach everybody within broadcast communities and geographical areas stuffed with trees, hills, buildings, tunnels and walls. Some stations can opt out of some messages while some carriers can opt all. There's nothing wrong, there's nothing to correct, there's nothing to buy, there's nobody to blame. The FCC designed it to be intrusive and redundant, which naturally create a nuisance.
Just guessing but into setting and set your zip code?