I know I have heard this statement regarding Nebraska weather, “Just wait it will change”. Nebraska weather has always had the tendency to change at the drop of a hat. Nebraska is in the core of what is called “Tornado Alley” which means tornados are more frequent in the areas of Northern Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.
I have compiled some information regarding severe weather and tornados and what we need to do and what services are available to our area. In the next few weeks, I will posting tidbits of information regarding our local weather system and other information regarding preparation for a weather emergency.
Preparing for Severe Weather
Stay Tuned in the Event of Severe Weather
When there are issues with local weather in the ECDHD area, turn on your radio or TV to get the latest emergency information from local authorities. Listen for announcements of a tornado watch or tornado warning.
Local Warning System
For the Columbus area, KLIR FM 101.1 and KJSK AM 900 are identified stations that Emergency Management works with.
The outdoor warning system (Tornado Sirens) are tested from April to October on the first Saturday of the month at 11:00am. The outdoor warning system is designed for outdoor use only and not to be heard indoors. You should have multiple ways to get severe weather information such as NOAA weather radio and news media such as TV and radio.