How Do You Receive Tornado Warnings?

Considering the severe weather season has been incredibly quiet so far this year, most people probably haven’t given too much thought to tornadoes or damaging thunderstorms lately. Meteorologists are always trying to find ways to make sure people are warned ahead of the storm, but despite all of the warnings that go out, some people still say they had no warning after a storm or tornado hits.

I started thinking about this today, and I just wanted to do a quick poll to see which method you use most often to get a warning on a coming storm. For example, you may rely solely on your weather radio, or instead you may look to a mobile app to send you a push notification. Some of you may have multiple ways to get warned.

It’s always important to heed any warning that go out, especially tornado warnings. You may think that your area won’t be impacted, but it often happens when you least expect it. ALL warnings need to be taken serious.

In the poll below, if I left something out, just mention it in the comments.

  • Christi

    I voted multiple sources, but thought it might be helpful to clarify that those sources are weather apps (including NOAA Radio App), fb, and local news stations tv and radio presence. I used to just rely on the sirens but they aren’t audible in east paulding 🙁

  • Kathy Brents

    Multiple sources for me include TV (mostly), mobile apps, sirens, and word of mouth, such as someone calling to make sure you knew about the warning. In Oklahoma, TV is the best, especially if you get the OKC news channels.

  • Debra Young

    Multiple sources, usually via radio, or tv, then I turn my scanner on and listen for updates from the police dispatcher and officers in the field.

  • Andy Kinard

    Multiple sources. Weather radio, mobile app, tornado sirens, the TV and radio station’s here are usually on top of severe weather as well.

  • Stan S

    Weather radio is our only alert though we don’t get many tornadoes here but do get quite a few severe thunderstorms with down bursts. No cell service around here so I wouldn’t know anything about “apps”.

  • P

    Honestly I mostly hear about them via local chatter on Twitter and alters from a weather app. I almost never watch live tv anymore.