Weather Blog: How to get weather updates

When a disaster strikes, you may only have a few seconds to react to a life or death situation. Do you have a way to efficiently receive weather alerts?

Posted: Mar 16, 2020 7:50 PM
Updated: Mar 17, 2020 11:22 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - When a disaster strikes, you may only have a few seconds to react to a life or death situation.

Do you have a way to efficiently receive weather alerts?

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One of the top ways to receive life saving weather information is a NOAA Weather Radio.

This is a nationwide network that brings weather information from your local National Weather Service office.

All weather radios have a back up battery to ensure you get the warnings that you need when the power goes out.

This saved lives when an EF-4 tornado struck middle Tennessee in the dead of night when people were sleeping.

Next up, in this fast paced world, be sure your phone can receive alerts.

You can download the Fox 55 Severe Weather Center App.

Make sure the alerts are turned on in the app settings.

Your phone also has wireless emergency alerts or WEA.

When the alerts are turned on through the app settings, you will get emergency notifications on your mobile device.

Your phone will make a loud noise to inform you that a dangerous situation is imminent.

Television and radio stations are also great options to receive any watches or warnings.

Be sure to tune into FOX 55 Severe Weather Center for all of the latest weather information.

Most importantly, a person should never rely on just one source for life saving information.

Make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather alerts.

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