Top Ten Scariest Alerts from the Emergency Alert System

The EAS is a pretty scary thing. Here's the alerts that make the hair stand on the back of people's necks the most.

The Top Ten

1 Emergency Action Notification Emergency Action Notification

THESE ALERTS SCARE THE NOODLE OUT OF ME! Those screeching noises, the T.V. suddenly cuts its programming, but worst of all, the eerie VOICE. The voices and noises from an eas plays in my nightmares. - Catacorn

2 Tornado Warning Tornado Warning

Here's a story: When I was born, surrounding counties were getting sirens and there was THIS huge tornado outbreak. Mom got me out of the hospital, and the rain was POUNDING. It kept on raining, and there was thunder. And the county below us actually got a tornado, injuring 1 person with 0 fatalities.

A lot of counties near mine have tornadoes. - Catacorn

If a tornado is confirmed, you're screwed.
Not all tornadoes are confirmed from tornado warnings

3 Civil Danger Warning Civil Danger Warning
4 Shelter In Place Warning Shelter In Place Warning
5 Volcano Warning Volcano Warning
6 Law Enforcement Warning Law Enforcement Warning
7 Evacuation Immediate  Evacuation Immediate 
8 Hazardous Materials Warning Hazardous Materials Warning
9 911 Telephone Outage Emergency 911 Telephone Outage Emergency
10 Severe Thunderstorm Warning Severe Thunderstorm Warning

This always happens in my area, I hear this at least 2-3 times a month. - Catacorn

The Contenders

11 Flood Warning
12 Child Abduction Emergency

This one is just awful to think about. I can imagine the amount of panic and grief a parent would experience if their kid was taken from them. - WindWakerFan

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