Emergency Warning & Notification Systems
Before, during and after a disaster, it is critical that you listen for the most local, up-to-date information from emergency officials, such as:
Nevada residents have many ways to receive warnings, alerts and critical disaster information. Each one of the systems has unique capabilities and limitations, so it is crucial that you have several ways to receive the warnings.
- Orders to evacuate
- Details about evacuation routes
- Locations of evacuation shelters
- How to safely stay where you are
- Where to find assistance
- Weather warnings and watches
Ways to Stay Informed
Many warning devices and methods available to you. We recommend that you take advantage of as many of them as possible. No one warning method is perfect and no one warning method can be guaranteed never to fail. By relying on one single method, such as receiving information solely from broadcast meteorologists, you risk missing a warning if that system fails. By taking a systematic approach and getting information from more than one source, you are much more likely to receive the warning, even if there is a failure in one of the components.
- Stay aware of forecasted weather conditions
- Ensure your NOAA All-hazards weather radio is programmed and has back-up batteries
- Listen to emergency radio stations - WBAP 820AM is the official emergency information station in DFW
We strongly recommend that you consider the following:
- Purchase a weather alert radio if you don't already have one.
- Subscribe to a wireless email alerting system to receive alerts on your cell phone.
- Turn to broadcast radio and/or television for details and follow-up information.