As we enter into late Spring and the Summer months we will start to see more severe weather. Now is a good time to start asking ourselves some questions. How are you getting the alerts? Do you have a plan? Difference between a watch and a warning. MVTV Wireless has put together some great advice from Homeland Security and Emergency Management to help you get through this severe weather time of year. Below is just a small amount of information that can be found on the link above.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) messages may look like a text, or appear over your home screen. The alerts will tell you the type of warning, the affected area, and the duration. You’ll need to turn to other sources, such as television or your NOAA. All-Hazards radio, to get more detailed information about what is happening and what actions you should take.
- The alert message will include a unique ringtone and vibration.
- You will never be charged for WEA messages.
- Emergency alerts will not interrupt any calls or downloads in progress.
- You need not have GPS or any other special features turned on to receive the alerts.
- The system does not identify your location or phone number – it sends the message to all devices in a given area.
- If you’re on the road and enter an area with an active warning, you’ll receive a WEA message as soon as you come within range of one of the affected cell towers.
A weather radio is one of the best ways to stay tuned-in to dangerous weather.
Internet is always a great way to find out what is going on in your area.
You should know how to respond to severe weather or any kind of disaster that could occur in your area – tornadoes, flooding, blizzards, and wind or fire. You should also be ready to be self-sufficient for at least three days.
For more helpful hints on severe weather check out this video link: https://www.youtube.com/watchfeature=player_detailpage&v=SSZ7KeVESm8