Severe Weather Preparedness Page

Most deaths and injuries due to severe weather happen to people who are
not informed and not prepared. 

Take a few minutes to read through the following information, so that you
are as prepared as possible for the next severe weather event. The more 
you know, the better prepared you will be. The time to make preparations
is before the event unfolds.

THE WEATHER:KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT
Multimedia Briefing from the NWS (when available)
Special Weather Statement (if applicable)
Public Information Statement (if applicable)
Storm Prediction Center Outlooks: DAY 1     DAY 2     DAY 3     DAYS 4-8
Severe Weather Overview Page (active only when hazardous weather is expected)
Hazardous Weather Outlook 
Area Forecast Discussion

SAFETY/PREPAREDNESS:
Tornado Safety
Severe Thunderstorm Safety
Lightning Safety
More Lightning Safety
Flash Flood Safety

NOAA WEATHER RADIO: 
RECEIVING THE WARNINGS & OTHER WEATHER INFO
NOAA Weather Radio brochure
NOAA Weather Radio website

Programming your weather radio:
If your receiver does not have the SAME capability:
- See the NOAA Weather Radio brochure above or this
link to find out what frequency you should tune to based on the specific county you live in. Frequencies range from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz.
- Be aware that receivers without the SAME capability, alert for emergencies anywhere
within the coverage area of the transmitter, typically several counties, even though the emergency could be well away from the listener.

If your receiver has the SAME capability:
- See the NOAA Weather Radio brochure above or this link to find out what frequency you should tune to based on the specific county you live in. Frequencies range from 162.400 to 162.550 MHz.
- Then, you need to obtain the 6 digit SAME codes for the county(ies) you wish to program into your receiver.  It is recommended to include codes for the counties that are adjacent to you as well.
- Make sure that all the counties that you want are all served by the same frequency (transmitter).
- Below are the codes for specific states around our region. For additional states...click here.

KENTUCKY   MISSOURI   ILLINOIS   INDIANA   TENNESSEE

    - Once you have the codes for the counties, follow the directions supplied by the manufacturer of your weather radio to program these counties into the receiver.

In either case, it is important to make sure your NOAA Weather Radio is ON or in the ALERT mode.
    
 



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