[sbe-eas] National FIPS Code
nevadaeas at charter.net
Sun Nov 27 15:46:38 EST 2011
It was my understanding that at least some EAS equipment would recognize the
subdivisions. But it was up to the National Weather Service (WFO's) local
offices to draw the lines...our MIC's, WCM's and emergency managers took one
look at the process and gave up. Even with the subdivisions, there's just no
way to make the kind of sections the designers had in mind when they came up
with this project. In the meantime, technology overtook the FIPS codes and
with the programs our Emergency Managers use, they are all "polygon-ing" now
so subdividing the counties would be a step backwards.
"Radio burps, it cries, it needs to be fed all the time, it requires
constant attention, but we love it." Jim Aaron WGLN
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The five-digit FIPS codes have two digits for the state and three digits for
the county. If I recall, each county can further be subdivided into nine
sections by adding an additional digit.
Online searches provide little info on this, and I don't know if current EAS
units would recognize the longer codes.
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