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Today is the first day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week and focuses on receiving weather information. Miami County residents can receive notifications via text, email or phone through the County’s emergency notification system, Everbridge. Sign up for Everbridge on the Miami County page on that website at: https://bit.ly/2Xw1XJT. Residents may also text MICOALERTS to 888777 to opt in. You will receive a reply with a link to follow to create an account.
In the event a tornado warning is issued in Miami County, storm sirens will sound to alert residents a tornado is nearby and to immediately seek shelter.
It’s also a good idea to have a weather emergency plan. The U.S. government has a website devoted to planning for an emergency or disaster. The website provides lots of information for getting prepared and provides specific information for financial readiness, seniors, disabled persons, pets and animals and has special sections for businesses and kids. Check it out at: www.ready.gov/plan.
Tomorrow’s information will focus on tornadoes. A statewide tornado drill will be conducted at 10 a.m. This would be a great time for you to practice your emergency plan in your home or business.
(Some of this information and the graphic have been provided by the National Weather Service.)