INTEGRATED PUBLIC ALERT AND WARNING SYSTEM (IPAWS)
During a significant emergency, officials need to provide the public with emergency information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is an integration of alert and warning infrastructure which can save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.
Boone County Emergency Management is an IPAWS alerting authority. IPAWS provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), NOAA Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.
For more information on IPWAS go to: http://www.fema.gov/integrated-public-alert-warning-system