Emergency Broadcast System: Flash Flood Warning in Effect

For the first time that I’ve ever noticed, the staticy burps of the Emergency Broadcast System interrupted a TV broadcast with something other than “this is a test, this is only a test.”

At a little past 11:45pm on local networks, the Emergency Broadcast System announced a flash flood warning was in effect until 1:30am. I had a very difficult time making out the warbled audio of the announcer.

Thanks to our friends at CBS2, here are the warning details:

The National Weather Service in Oxnard has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for…
mountains and valleys of eastern Los Angeles County

* until 115 am PST

* at 1115 PM PST… radar indicated heavy showers developing
across the warning area. A trained weather spotter in
Pasadena reported one half inch of rain in 35 minutes.

* Locations in the warning include but are not limited to
the Barham and Griffith Park burn areas… Pasadena and
Burbank

In addition to flash flooding… rainfall is expected to cause debris
flows in the Barham and Griffith Park burn areas.

One Reply to “Emergency Broadcast System: Flash Flood Warning in Effect”

  1. Last evening was the 1st time that we became aware of an actual Emergency Broadcast advisory. Unfortunately, the garbled and detailed messages for further information directing us to Channel 3 was a miserable attempt at public communications. Thank God this was not a Terrorist Warning. The Warning System needs a SERIOUS examination – reminding me of Air Traffic Controllers on a coffee break missing an Aircraft emergency! Gentlemen, we are in the 21st Century and not communicating via 2 cans and a string!!

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