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Local woman voices concern, starts petition over Emergenc...

http://www.change. org/petitions/eas- petition-for-chang e  (Mar 19, 2012 | post #1)

Louisville, KY

EAS Petition For Change

In the past EAS broadcast were our first line of defense during severe weather. Advancements in technology and research have allowed meteorologist to pin point down to a street level, where severe weather is located. The EAS is a generic warning for a specific county or town only. Local broadcasting stations are able to provide detailed information, which is available in real time closed captioning. Many times there is a delay from the NWS to the EAS going on air. During the recent severe weather outbreak, the delay was from 2 to 3 minutes. During a tornado that 2-3 minutes could be the difference between life and death. So why is there even a discussion about this? For nearly 3 years Insight Communications has refused to stop interrupting local broadcasting networks,sighting the financial burden to their company. We need to stand together to tell Insight that the cost of saving a life is priceless and they should be ashamed. http://www.change. org/petitions/eas- petition-for-chang e  (Mar 19, 2012 | post #1)