Cable TV Support

Why do I see emergency alerts for other counties?

Emergency Alert System broadcast notifications are federally mandated and issued by county. Because of that, cities at the edge of counties may get alerts for relatively-distanced communities.

Please note that many of our systems are interconnected and provide service to customers in multiple counties. When there is an EAS event in one of the connected counties the alert will be sent to all of the customers in that system.

For example, in the Aberdeen, SD area we have systems in one technical group from as far west as Mobridge, east to Waubay, south to Doland and north to Frederick. This covers five counties. (Walworth, Edmunds, Brown, Spink, and Day.)