Technology at your fingertips, staying safe during hurricane season
Using Technology to stay safe during hurricane season
Updated: 6:40 PM EDT Jun 4, 2017
Technology is one of the most powerful tools in building forecasts that keep you safe in a storm.
There is also technology you can use at home to safeguard your family at any time.
Some of the technology to keep you safe is probably within your reach right now.
WESH 2’s First Alert Meteorologist Eric Burris takes us through how to make good use of the technology at your fingertips.
WEBVTT THROUGH HOW TO MAKE GOOD USE OFTHAT TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS.WHEN SEVERE WEATHER HAPPEN,TECHNOLOGY HELPS US FORECAST BUTCAN HELP SAVE YOUR LIFE.KEEPING THE TAMLY SAFE AND AWAREWHEN THE WORST WEATHER IMPACTSTHE NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOW EASILYAT YOUR PIN GER TIPPS.>> WE ARE TRACKING A LINE OFSTORMS, STRONG THUNDERSTORMS.>> WEATHER RADIOS, CELL PHONES,THOSE ARE KEY TO AWEATHER-RAILROADED HOME.LET’S START WITH THE CELL PHONE.A WAY TO STAY CONNECTED WITHWESH2 WHEREVER ARE.JOHN US ON FACEBOOK LIVE FORBROADCAST, BUT YOU ALSO WANT TOHAVE THE WEATHER APP.IT IS FULL OF FEATURES, SIMPLYHAVING THE PHONE NEAR YOU, YOUCOULD BE NOTIFIED WHEN RAIN GETSCLOSE TO YOU, LIGHTNING ISNEARBY, OR MORE IMPORTANTLY,WHEN WEATHER WARNING WITHS AREISSUED.>> IF YOU HAVE IPHONE SELECTSETTING THEN GO TONOTIFICATIONS.FROM THERE, LOOK FOR GOVERNMENTALERTS AND ENABLE EMERGENCYALERTS.IF YOU HAVE ANDROID DEVICE, THESTEPS VARY ON THE EXACT PHONEYOU HAVE.GAGGLE HOW TO ENABLE A EMERGENCYALERTS IN YOUR MODEL OF PHONE ORHEAD TO THE HURRICANE SURVIVALGUIDE SECTION ON WESH.COM.WEATHER RADIOS HAVE UNDERGONETHE TECH UPGRADE OVER THE LASTPEW YEAR.TAKE A LOOK AT THE LATEST MODELSFROM MIDLAND WEATHER RADIO.STILL MAKES THAT AWFUL NOISE TOWALK YOU UP WHEN THE WEATHER GETBAD BUT A WHOLE LOT MORE.ON THIS SIDE HERE, THAT IS ACRANK TO KEEP THE BATTERYCHARGED BUT NOW, ON THE TOP, ASCHOOL ARE PANEL TO HELP THERADIO GO IF YOUR POWER GUESSOUT.S THAT JUST BEGINNING IF THEPOWER GUESS OUT.THE WEATHER RADIO CAN ACTUALLYCHARGE THE CELL PHONE.ALSO, REPORT MAKE SURE THAT YOUARE FOLLOWING THE CITY ANDCOUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENTOFFICE ON SOCIAL MEDIA.ALMOST EVERY COUNTY IN OUR AREAHASES A FACEBOOK OR TWITTER PAGEWHERE THEY WILL POST CRITICALINFORMATION DURING SEVEREWEATHER.THE IDEA IS TO KEEP YOU AS AWARE