The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national warning system in the U.S. The system originated in 1997. It is managed jointly by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Weather Service (NWS). It is a part of the FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System. The official EAS is designed in such a manner so as to enable the American President to speak to the citizens in 10 minutes. The EAS regulations and standards are administered by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC. Each state and several territories have their own EAS plan
The EAS superseded the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS) and the CONELRAD System.