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Severe Weather Awareness Week – Receiving Warnings

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Samantha Smith

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Severe weather awareness continues as today’s topic focuses on receiving warnings.  The National Weather Service says one of the most important precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family from severe weather is to remain weather aware.  When storms hit the Marion County are our local law enforcement agencies are on alert and out keeping an eye on the storm.  

County Communications Supervisor Martha Dykstra says she encourages area residents to do the same and inform dispatch about things they see, though the most important factor is keeping themselves safe as the weather is very unpredictable.

Marcia Slycord, Dispatch Supervisor at the Pella Police Department says they test their equipment monthly to make sure the system works properly when they need it.

Anytime there is a severe weather warning in any portion of Marion County, you can count on the KNIA/KRLS Severe Weather Action Team to bring you the latest severe weather information first, fast and accurately.

For more information on receiving warnings CLICK HERE.