||When Seconds Count, StormReady Communities are Prepared
4: Warning Dissemination
Last Updated: April 27, 2001
NWS warnings are received, or local information suggests an imminent
weather threat, the goal of the local emergency officials should be
to communicate with as much of the population as possible. Receiving
StormReady recognition will be contingent upon having one or more of
the following means (based on population) of ensuring timely warning
dissemination to citizens:
Weather Radio receivers (Tone alert or SAME)
in each government-owned building that is accessed by the public.
- Required locations:
-24 hour warning point
-Emergency Operations Center
-Fairgrounds (when being used)
-Sports arenas or event halls
-Highway or street departments
- Recommended locations:
-Parks and recreation areas
-Day care centers
Cable television audio/video
Local Flood warning
systems with no single point of failure.
methods like a local broadcast system or sirens on emergency vehicles.
Outdoor warning sirens.
Counties Only: A County-wide
communications network that ensures the flow of information between all
cities and towns within its borders. This would include acting as a warning
point for the smaller towns.
NWS La Crosse