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Emergency management officials emphasize severe weather preparedness

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WSIL -- Local emergency management officials remind you, there are ways to prepare for the worst.

Officials say one of the most important steps you can take is creating a plan. Having a plan in place can help you find safety quickly. They also recommend keeping a safety kit on hand. 

Officials stress the importance of having a way to receive emergency notifications such as a charged cell phone or weather radio. Another valuable tool is the News 3 Weather App which can also provide you with alerts, warnings and radar images. You can click here to download for an iphone. Or click here to download for an android device.

You can also text your zip code to 888777 to receive Nixle text alerts for that zip code. You can visit Nixle's website for more information.

NOAA Weather Radios can be purchased at area Krogers. 

The News 3 Weather Team will be at local Kroger locations throughout spring to help you program your radios. 

Weather Radio Wednesdays:

Harrisburg: March 6th

Herrin: March 20th

Marion: March 27th

Mt. Vernon: April 3rd

Carbondale: April 10th

Murphysboro: April 17th

Anna: May 1st

West Frankfort: May 8th

We will be at all locations from 4pm until 7pm. 

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