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Hazardous Weather Strategy Guides

Alerting Systems


With technology today, there are many ways to be alerted to weather warnings.  The most important point is to be intentional and proactive:  

  1. Have multiple ways to receive warnings.
  2. Know which hazards alert on the various systems.
  3. Choose the alert methods that work best for you in different situations (at home, at the ball park, etc.).
  4. React quickly when the hazard occurs. 

Some Types of Alerting Systems

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Family Preparedness

Any time of year, there are three simple steps you can take to be more prepared:

Build a kit. Your emergency supply kit should have everything you need to sustain you and your family for 3-5 days.  

Make a plan. Knowing what to do in the event of an emergency is key. Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do. 

Be Aware. Learn about the hazards that can affect your community, and learn how to get information about current weather and road conditions.


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Especially for Storm Spotters

Trained storm spotters play a critical role in effective and timely warning decisions. If you are already a spotter, thank you!  If not, please learn more below!

Resources for Spotters 

Spotters and Amateur Radio

About Storm Spotters




Especially for Emergency Managers



  • StormReady (Local Page)
  • StormReady (National Page)
  • County-by-County Risk Assessment - coming soon