Friday, May 27, 2011

OK-WARN Provides Weather Alerts to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Oklahomans

The State of Oklahoma web portal provides a service for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to receive timely notification of weather hazards in the state of Oklahoma.

OK-WARN is a customized database program that sends out critical weather information to alphanumeric pagers and e-mail addresses.

The program was created to help ease the fears of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who may have difficultly receiving life saving warnings.

When the National Weather Service issues a weather alert, the program will automatically send a message to all participating pages, so notification is nearly instant.

In addition to all that, the program also provides multiple data sources and attempts to deliver the critical message so you can be sure you'll never miss a warning.

You get only the warnings you request:
  • Tornado Watch and Warning
  • Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning
  • Winter Storm Warning
  • Winter Storm Watch
  • Winter Weather Advisory
  • Flash Flood Watch and Warning
  • Civil Emergency Message
  • Special/Significant Weather Statements
  • Severe Weather Statements
  • River Flood Warning
  • Non-Precipitation Advisory
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