In The Event Of A Nuclear Attack, This Is What Would Play On Your TV
We don’t know exactly what would happen to this country if it fell under nuclear attack, but we do know what our government would broadcast to us on televisions across the nation in the event of such an emergency.
You may be familiar with the Emergency Alert System (EAS) broadcasts that appear on your screen late at night for required weekly tests, but did you know that there’s a specific message for when enemy missiles head toward us? As part of a longer piece, YouTuber Vsauce explains in detail what would interrupt American programming during a nuclear attack.
Basically, instead of the normal event codes you might see for a blizzard (BZW) or a coastal flood (CFW), the entire country would receive a CDW code, which stands for “civil danger warning.” If that code ever appears, we’re pretty much screwed.