Watch Broadcasters’ Lifesaving Severe Weather Coverage

June 4, 2014 at 11:16 am 2 comments

When dangerous weather strikes, local TV stations go wall-to-wall with the urgent information their viewers need to know to stay safe.

Arkansas’ KHBS/KHOG-TV was committed to covering May’s devastating tornadoes:

Indiana’s WFIE recapped their news coverage of a severe storm earlier in May:

The Perryville, Ark., woman who wrote to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette said it best: local stations ‘“had great concern in telling residents in the path of the tornado when to take cover, and I truly feel their actions helped save lives.”’

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Even wireless carrier Sprint recently praised the efforts of broadcasters in emergencies. Sprint touted the NextRadio app, which its customers use to access broadcast radio through their smartphones, as an important disaster safety feature, saying it, “can be a lifeline to citizens when other communication networks suffer disaster-related outages.”

During summer months, when devastating storms and other severe weather can strike our communities, make sure to tune into your local stations for constant emergency updates. Even when the Internet and cell phones go down, you can count on your local broadcasters to stay on the air to keep you safe.

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