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Three great companions to have during storm season

Posted March 21, 2018

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North Central Texas thunderstorms can be intimidating, no matter how long you’ve lived here. The storms can strike with lightning, heavy rainfall, strong winds, hail and tornados, all of which can cause injury and large amounts of personal property damage.

Stay a step ahead of the storms by receiving advance alerts that provide time to find shelter and prepare. The Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management recommends all residents have access to these three emergency alert systems:

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NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio

This AM/FM radio receives broadcasts directly from the National Weather Service. It should be your first warning of severe weather conditions, including tornado and flash flood watches and warnings. NOAA radios can be found online and at local retailers. Fort Worth residents who want to receive only warnings for their specific county should purchase a radio with S.A.M.E. technology and use these codes to program it:

  • Tarrant County 048439
  • Denton County 048121
  • Wise County 048497
  • Parker County 048367
  • Johnson County 048251

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Nixle Emergency Text Alerts

Alerts sent directly from the Office of Emergency Management advise residents to seek shelter and information about current severe weather events or a man-made hazard. Alerts are received via text on your cell phone or via email. Residents can register their cell phone by texting their selected ZIP code to 888777. Residents wishing to register multiple ZIP codes, such as work, home and school, or to receive email alerts, should register online.

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CASA Weather Radar

This short-range weather radar system is in multiple locations around the DFW Metroplex. Residents receive alerts and monitor the storm’s radar images by downloading the free CASA Alert app from the Apple App Store.

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