Be Informed

Maintaining Situational Awareness

Staying on top of possible hazards can be challenging without the right tools. Make sure you know what to do before, during and after emergencies. There are a number of ways to get notifications of emergencies, such as: 

         - Lucas County Alerts

         - local TV 

         - local radio

         - phone apps

         - Weather websites

        - NOAA weather radio

NOAA weather radios are radios that continuously broadcast weather information from nearby National Weather Service stations during severe weather. These radios are commercially available in most major stores and online.

If you hear sirens, head straight for the closest safe location and access your local media to find out more about the situation.


National Weather Service's local 7 day forecast

Storm Prediction Center

Learn More

Want to learn more about emergency preparedness? Head over to our additional resources page for additional information. Interested in finding out about how to get yourself and your family ready for an emergency? Check out our personal preparedness section to learn more planning and making a kit that fits your needs.