Getting Warnings & Alerts

We talk alot about having multiple sources of warning info. That's because any one source has advantages & disadvantages, and they can also fail. For example, storm sirens are great for warning people who are outdoors, but not so much for people inside. Also, they might break, you might not have one in your area, they don't give out much info, and each community operates their system differently.

Some other sources of warning & alert info include:

The federal government has created the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) to tie together NOAA Weather Radio, EAS & WEA in an effort to make these systems seamless. More info HERE.