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Emergency Alert Warnings That Work!

Re: the recent failure of EAS and cellphone/text evacuation warnings during the Paradise fire in California: About 10 years ago, I built a TIS radio station for the City of Sierra Madre, CA. It’s main purpose was to provide emergency evacuation info in the event of a wildfire or other emergency.

It’s AM radio! Low-tech, hi-reliability! Anyone can hear AM radio, at home, work, in the car. You don’t need any tech infrastructure, just a simple AM radio and batteries to run it.

It’s an ideal use for TIS!