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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???A series of warnings begins with a seemingly ordinary small emergency (e.g. a MissingChild or a local flood or severe thunderstorm) and culminates in ApocalypseHow, or vice versa - it begins with apocalyptic level warnings and fizzles out into a less high-stakes situation (e.g. an asteroid impact but the asteroid breaks up or lands in a less populated area than originally predicted).

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** The story is set prior to the UsefulNotes/ColdWar and the existence of CONELRAD or any equivalent.


** "OhCrap! Turn on TheWeatherChannel, there's a tornado headed your way!"

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** "OhCrap! Turn on TheWeatherChannel, Creator/TheWeatherChannel, there's a tornado headed your way!"


* '''Inverted''': There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].propaganda]].
** The emergency broadcast system is specifically being tested in case of an actual emergency, but it is made plain it is only a test and the individuals who hear it react knowing it is simply a test.


* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
'''Discussed''':
** Meteorologists or the like deciding on whether to issue something as an Emergency Broadcast or just a special news bulletin.
** A discussion over the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness of emergency broadcasts.
* '''Conversed''': ???'''Conversed''':
** "OhCrap! Turn on TheWeatherChannel, there's a tornado headed your way!"
** Bob watches a warning of an AlienInvasion on a TV in a bar, turning to Charlie and mentioning how that has to be a joke, that aliens don't really exist - only to walk out of the bar and be instantly [[AlienAbduction abducted]].


* '''Straight''': An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness
* '''Exaggerated''': The EAN or a similar alert in RealLife, the "worst of the worst" warning. In-Universe, the same thing: an EmergencyBroadcast heard everywhere proclaiming an ApocalypseHow level threat to the world.
* '''Downplayed''': A real EmergencyBroadcast ran as a crawl (done for weather warnings in places that have a lot of them, sometimes). In-Universe, the same, or one actually ignored or relegated to a secondary story in a case of WorstNewsJudgmentEver.

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* '''Straight''': An actual EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness
* '''Exaggerated''': The EAN or a similar alert in RealLife, the "worst of the worst" warning. In-Universe, [=In-Universe=], the same thing: an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast heard everywhere proclaiming an ApocalypseHow level threat to the world.
* '''Downplayed''': A real EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast ran as a crawl (done for weather warnings in places that have a lot of them, sometimes). In-Universe, the same, or one actually ignored or relegated to a secondary story in a case of WorstNewsJudgmentEver.



* '''Double Subverted''': The broadcast encouraging people toward what seems to be a stupid action or DeathTrap or outright suicide is meant to deceive viewers into believing that is actually happening in a form of ISurrenderSuckers. Or an EmergencyBroadcast is issued when an emergency exists - but for one of multiple emergencies that may not be the most dangerous or relevant (such as a flash flood warning taking precedence over a far more urgent tornado warning)
* '''Parodied''': The quote at the end of the article "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been advised to drop to your knees, grab you ankles, and kiss your ass goodbye," an EmergencyBroadcast ForTheLulz or for an extremely ridiculous reason, or if anything even tepidly boring is announced as if it is an apocalyptic emergency...

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* '''Double Subverted''': The broadcast encouraging people toward what seems to be a stupid action or DeathTrap or outright suicide is meant to deceive viewers into believing that is actually happening in a form of ISurrenderSuckers. Or an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast is issued when an emergency exists - but for one of multiple emergencies that may not be the most dangerous or relevant (such as a flash flood warning taking precedence over a far more urgent tornado warning)
* '''Parodied''': The quote at the end of the article "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been advised to drop to your knees, grab you ankles, and kiss your ass goodbye," an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast ForTheLulz or for an extremely ridiculous reason, or if anything even tepidly boring is announced as if it is an apocalyptic emergency...



* '''Enforced''': RealLife (sometimes by law), and in most DisasterMovie uses, where it would seem very odd that there was no EmergencyBroadcast or EmergencyPresidentialAddress.

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* '''Enforced''': RealLife (sometimes by law), and in most DisasterMovie uses, where it would seem very odd that there was no EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast or EmergencyPresidentialAddress.



* '''Invoked''': When someone issues an EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife using the code that turns an announcement into one. In-Universe, someone pointing out the broadcast or suggesting one should be issued.

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* '''Invoked''': When someone issues an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast in RealLife using the code that turns an announcement into one. In-Universe, someone pointing out the broadcast or suggesting one should be issued.



* '''Defied''': During an actual emergency, someone actively refuses to issue an EmergencyBroadcast despite being told to do so.

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* '''Defied''': During an actual emergency, someone actively refuses to issue an EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast despite being told to do so.



* '''Deconstructed''': An EmergencyBroadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]

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* '''Deconstructed''': An EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast Emergency Broadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]


* '''Deconstructed''': An EmergencyBroadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]



* '''Discussed''':

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* '''Discussed''':'''Discussed''': ???



* '''Deconstructed''': An EmergencyBroadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* '''Reconstructed''': A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]



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* '''Straight''': An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness

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* '''Straight''': An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness SeriousBusiness



* '''Inverted''': There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].

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* '''Inverted''': There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[NineteenEightyFour [[Literature/NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].



* '''Discussed''':

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* '''Discussed''': '''Discussed''':



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* '''Exaggerated''': ???
* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Exaggerated''': ???
The EAN or a similar alert in RealLife, the "worst of the worst" warning. In-Universe, the same thing: an EmergencyBroadcast heard everywhere proclaiming an ApocalypseHow level threat to the world.
* '''Downplayed''': ???A real EmergencyBroadcast ran as a crawl (done for weather warnings in places that have a lot of them, sometimes). In-Universe, the same, or one actually ignored or relegated to a secondary story in a case of WorstNewsJudgmentEver.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???
"We know you're getting tired of this already, but here's another severe thunderstorm warning coming through..."
* '''Invoked''': ???
When someone issues an EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife using the code that turns an announcement into one. In-Universe, someone pointing out the broadcast or suggesting one should be issued.
* '''Exploited''': ???
Everything is an emergency.
* '''Defied''': ???
During an actual emergency, someone actively refuses to issue an EmergencyBroadcast despite being told to do so.
* '''Discussed''': ???


* [[AC:[[AvertedTrope Averted]]]]: A surprise attack or surprise disaster with no means of seeing it coming and not much that can be done afterward except clean up the damage and bury the dead.
* [[AC:[[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]]]]: An EmergencyBroadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* [[AC:[[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]]]: RealLife (sometimes by law), and in most DisasterMovie uses, where it would seem very odd that there was no EmergencyBroadcast or EmergencyPresidentialAddress.
* [[AC:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]]]: There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].
* [[AC:[[JustifiedTrope Justified]]]]: There is an emergency present in RealLife or in story, power systems haven't been disabled and/or communications systems hacked or hijacked yet, and the system can contact a means of communication used.
* [[AC:[[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]]]: The quote at the end of the article "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been advised to drop to your knees, grab you ankles, and kiss your ass goodbye," an EmergencyBroadcast ForTheLulz or for an extremely ridiculous reason, or if anything even tepidly boring is announced as if it is an apocalyptic emergency...
* [[AC:Played Straight]]: An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness (e.g. in the TheDayAfter and {{Threads}} examples)
* [[AC:[[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]]]]: A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]
* [[AC:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]]]: The emergency broadcasts, in a continuation of the above inversion, actually are encouraging people toward a DeathTrap or are driving them to suicide. Or there is an emergency worthy of such widespread warning, but none is given.
** [[AC:[[DoubleSubversion Doubly Subverted]]]]: The broadcast encouraging people toward what seems to be a stupid action or DeathTrap or outright suicide is meant to deceive viewers into believing that is actually happening in a form of ISurrenderSuckers. Or an EmergencyBroadcast is issued when an emergency exists - but for one of multiple emergencies that may not be the most dangerous or relevant (such as a flash flood warning taking precedence over a far more urgent tornado warning)

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'''Basic Trope''': A broadcast made announcing an emergency situation.
* [[AC:[[AvertedTrope Averted]]]]: A surprise attack '''Straight''': An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness
* '''Exaggerated''': ???
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''': There is an emergency present in RealLife
or surprise disaster with no in story, power systems haven't been disabled and/or communications systems hacked or hijacked yet, and the system can contact a means of seeing it coming and not much communication used.
* '''Inverted''': There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].
* '''Subverted''': The emergency broadcasts, in a continuation of the above inversion, actually are encouraging people toward a DeathTrap or are driving them to suicide. Or there is an emergency worthy of such widespread warning, but none is given.
* '''Double Subverted''': The broadcast encouraging people toward what seems to be a stupid action or DeathTrap or outright suicide is meant to deceive viewers into believing
that can is actually happening in a form of ISurrenderSuckers. Or an EmergencyBroadcast is issued when an emergency exists - but for one of multiple emergencies that may not be done afterward except clean up the damage most dangerous or relevant (such as a flash flood warning taking precedence over a far more urgent tornado warning)
* '''Parodied''': The quote at the end of the article "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been advised to drop to your knees, grab you ankles,
and bury the dead.
kiss your ass goodbye," an EmergencyBroadcast ForTheLulz or for an extremely ridiculous reason, or if anything even tepidly boring is announced as if it is an apocalyptic emergency...
* [[AC:[[{{Deconstruction}} Deconstructed]]]]: '''Deconstructed''': An EmergencyBroadcast may be needed, but the story shows the problems inherent in trying to get the warning out: communications systems are hacked and/or down, power itself has been disabled, people interpreting the warning as a joke or as CryingWolf, the people who are supposed to issue or confirm the warning are already dead... [[LawfulEvil and/or the broadcast is being issued as a sop to the soon-to-be-dead-and-dying masses by the elites.]]
* [[AC:[[EnforcedTrope Enforced]]]]: RealLife (sometimes by law), and in most DisasterMovie uses, where it would seem very odd that there was no EmergencyBroadcast or EmergencyPresidentialAddress.
* [[AC:[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]]]: There was no emergency in the first place OR the system itself has been compromised or [[NineteenEightyFour is being used to spread disinformation or misinformation or propaganda]].
* [[AC:[[JustifiedTrope Justified]]]]: There is an emergency present in RealLife or in story, power systems haven't been disabled and/or communications systems hacked or hijacked yet, and the system can contact a means of communication used.
* [[AC:[[ParodiedTrope Parodied]]]]: The quote at the end of the article "If this had been an actual emergency, you would have been advised to drop to your knees, grab you ankles, and kiss your ass goodbye," an EmergencyBroadcast ForTheLulz or for an extremely ridiculous reason, or if anything even tepidly boring is announced as if it is an apocalyptic emergency...
* [[AC:Played Straight]]: An actual EmergencyBroadcast in RealLife OR an EmergencyBroadcast is present in story as SeriousBusiness (e.g. in the TheDayAfter and {{Threads}} examples)
* [[AC:[[{{Reconstruction}} Reconstructed]]]]:
'''Reconstructed''': A method of warning used to make the EmergencyBroadcast is made to consider such things as power failures, dead operators, hackers, and other points of failure, and the institution issuing it [[LawfulGood does have the welfare of its people in mind as the reason for doing so.]]
* [[AC:[[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]]]: The emergency broadcasts, in a continuation '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': A surprise attack or surprise disaster with no means
of seeing it coming and not much that can be done afterward except clean up the above inversion, actually are encouraging people toward a DeathTrap or are driving them to suicide. Or damage and bury the dead.
* '''Enforced''': RealLife (sometimes by law), and in most DisasterMovie uses, where it would seem very odd that
there is an emergency worthy of such widespread warning, but none is given.
** [[AC:[[DoubleSubversion Doubly Subverted]]]]: The broadcast encouraging people toward what seems to be a stupid action or DeathTrap or outright suicide is meant to deceive viewers into believing that is actually happening in a form of ISurrenderSuckers. Or an
was no EmergencyBroadcast or EmergencyPresidentialAddress.
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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is issued when an emergency exists - but emergency! Please evacuate to EmergencyBroadcast and wait for one of multiple emergencies that may not be the most dangerous or relevant (such as a flash flood warning taking precedence over a far more urgent tornado warning)further instruction.
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