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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?
EAS alerts are not assigned to cities or counties but to "broadcast communities."
A gov't agency will initiate the EAS and preselected radio stations in your area (WBAL and WFED) will distribute the alert...via radio waves...to other local radio stations and cable systems.
The alerts for Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania counties were for flooding due to rivers exceeding their crests. Fairfax probably doesn't have a river or is not considered a flood zone.
I can understand what you are saying, but I still think something is wrong. We have had Cox cable for about 3 years. I have never received an EAS message for my area. They have all been for the Spotsylvania area. I know that there have been instances in the past where my cell phone has delivered a alert for weather in my area, but the cable tv never has.