National Weather Service helping those with hearing problems stay informed

May 12, 2015 in Community News, Emergency Preparedness

 

 

KPAX.com CH 8TV
Posted: May 09, 2015

MISSOULA, Montana – Alerts to dangerous weather can keep you out of trouble, unfortunately, people who are deaf or hard of hearing may have trouble receiving audible weather alerts.

The National Weather Service has recognized this as a problem and is trying to educate the community on alternatives to audible alerts.

NWS holds at least two meetings a year like the one Friday to answer questions, and demonstrate other tools like mobile apps that can make these alerts available for everybody.

Read more . . . Watch Captioned Video NWS

Click here to see NOAA Wether Radio (NWR) information for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.