NEW: Smartphone Emergency Alert Update 

New smartphone weather emergency alert to begin July 28th

Starting July 28th your smartphone will alert you when severe thunderstorm warnings are deemed destructive. This is not app-based, it is free and already on your phone – you just have to make sure it is turned on. The criteria for a destructive threat is at least 2.75 inch diameter hail and/or 80 mph thunderstorm winds.


For iPhone: Setting -> Notifications -> Scroll to the bottom to find Government Alerts -> Be sure they are turn ‘on’.

For Android: Go to the Messaging app’s menu -> Settings -> Emergency Alert Settings.

By making sure these alerts are ‘on’ this is one good way to receive warnings and watches. You should always have at least two ways! Click here for the best ways to receive warnings during severe weather.