Verizon Wireless is wonderful about giving weather alerts. Although the Amber Alerts from far away can be annoying in the middle of the night. But better to know, just in case someone drives from those states to yours.
So get Verizon wireless. It really is great, despite the cost. It "goes off" well before the local weather warning alerts from the firehouse sirens.
Just a clarification. Verizon wireless isn't the only one pushing out weather warnings. All cell phone carriers push them out. As long as your cell phone has a GPS locator (which means pretty much all phones now), you should get the warnings.
Should be an interesting day, weather wise. Stay safe!
We've had one of these for years. They can be programmed to respond only to watches/warning affecting your immediate area.
It depends on the local NOAA station, but in our area the information is very specific regarding severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. Using Doppler radar, they forecast the time of impact for each town/community down to the minute.
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