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

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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 Evacuation Immediate  Evacuation Immediate 
7 Law Enforcement Warning Law Enforcement Warning
8 911 Telephone Outage Emergency 911 Telephone Outage Emergency
9 Hazardous Materials Warning Hazardous Materials Warning
10 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

I actually saw the suspect’s car before. It was scary as hell *-*

Just the noise and the change of the voices and all of the warning is just...😣

The Contenders

11 Severe Thunderstorm Warning Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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

12 Flood Warning
13 Shark Attack Warning

Sharks are Scary, especially when you get a waring if one where you are and when one almost bit off my arm. I was having the time of my life when suddenley a Great White came swimming up. I was not that far away from land, probably a mile from land. I got pasted the waves and this shark swam up to my friends and I. In my head the Jaws music was playing cause all we could see was the fin. When we were swimming away, toward land, the shark kept getting closer and closer, and the shark bit my arm, and made me get stiches. To this day on I am still terrifed of going in a ocean.😨

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