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BEFORE The Siren

This is the time of year when the day can start out with sunshine, but quickly, skies grow dark in the late afternoon. It’s a common this time of year, especially in the central U.S. The rumble of thunder and crackle of lightning might be more than just a disruption to an outdoor activity – it could portend serious danger.

When it comes to taking safety action when storms are near, the first step is having an awareness of the threat. Some rely on their local news station, others trust a weather radio or the outdoor siren. There are pros and cons to each of these methods, but recently, a WeatherCall subscriber in Tulsa gave us a shout-out we wanted to share.

Shortly after 2 pm on May 11, the National Weather Service in Tulsa issued this tornado warning, indicated by the red outline. Our subscriber, L.C. is located at the pin-drop.Instantaneously, L.C. received a WeatherCall because she was inside that warning box – that’s what is supposed to happen.

L.C. was proud to tell us: “THANK YOU. All is well and safe here, but you just alerted me of the tornado warning directly overhead a FULL 5 MINUTES before the sirens even bothered to go off!!! Been a customer for years already and see no reason why I will not always be one.

We’re glad to hear that L.C. is safe and we’re proud to provide this service as we have for the last 10 years. We also know that it’s important to have multiple ways to get warnings, because no one way is foolproof. Outdoor warning sirens are meant to let those outside know that danger is near. However, many people inside their homes depend on being able to hear them to make safety decisions.

There IS a better way, as L.C. and countless others across the U.S. know and trust. If you don’t already have this instant, accurate, and reliable way to get warnings for severe weather, click here. We’ve been doing this for the last 10 years and we’d love to be of service to you.

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