Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) Elements of the statewide emergency failed to trigger as intended Tuesday when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Tuesday.
The first message from the National Weather Service was sent correctly to the Kodiak and Homer area but the second, third and fourth were not sent due to a technical reason, the Alaska State Emergency Communications Committee reported.
In response the state has asked the Alaska Broadcasters Association to report how the alert systems worked in their markets to try and avoid future problems.
The Emergency Alert system is a federal system that allows the president to address all regions across the country in the event of a national emergency. It is also used at a local level to alert communities about weather emergencies like tsunamis.