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Austin/San Antonio WFO Integrated Warning Team (IWT)

Overview

The local EWX Integrated Warning Team (IWT) brings together emergency managers, broadcast and print media, amateur radio network controllers, government and special district officials, and the National Weather Service with the goal of finding the best ways to communicate a consistent warning message during an event.

Post-event studies of high-impact weather events have shown that coordinated actions of an IWT play an important role in achieving a favorable public response. Bringing NWS, EMs, and broadcast media together with other partners in the same room to discuss best practices and challenges not only lays the foundation for improved relationships between members of the IWT, but helps us to all understand how the public we serve responds to our services.

IWT workshop registration is set up through invitation. For more information, please contact paul.yura@noaa.gov. Additional workshop areas are planned as well.

 

Austin - Capital Area Workshop

Serving Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties.

  • Austin IWT Workshop - September 26, 2019
  • Austin IWT Workshop - September 26, 2019

Next Workshop

The last Austin Area workshop was held on September 26, 2019. Planning information for the next workshop will be posted in the future. Resources from the last workshop are available below.

Austin Workshop Resources

September 2019 Workshop (Flood Messaging)

 

San Antonio - Alamo Area Workshop

Serving Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

  • San Antonio 2018 IWT Workshop
  • San Antonio 2018 IWT Workshop
  • San Antonio 2018 IWT Workshop

Next Workshop

The last Alamo Area workshop was held in 2018. Planning information for the next workshop will be posted in the future. Resources from the last workshop are available below.

San Antonio Workshop Resources