With the spring storm season upon us, it is important for everyone to have a weather radio in their home.
That is the message being conveyed this week by the DeWitt County Emergency Management Agency, who once again this year, will team with WAND meteorologist JC Fultz to help local residents program their NOAA weather radios. Lana Ophorst with DeWitt County EMA, indicates it will take place Wednesday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Clinton Walgreens.
Ophorst says the NOAA weather radios are a great asset and will notify you any time an alert goes out. She says this includes watches and warnings and the steps you should take at that time.
According to EMA Director, Teresa Barnett, the thinking that the sirens will alert someone in their homes is inaccurate. She explains those sirens are for people who are outside and encourages residents to purchase a weather radio.
During Wednesday's event at Walgreens, weather radios will be discounted five-dollars.
Regional Radio reminds you, The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW and 95.9 FM WEZC are linked to the National Weather Service, so any time a watch or warning issued, DeWitt County and all surrounding counties are notified via the stations.