CINCINNATI - It's been pretty quiet up to this point, but we all need to prepare now for when severe weather strikes. With a chance of severe storms this week, everyone needs to get ready now in order to stay safe.
Not only should we all plan ahead, but county emergency managers across the Tri-State are setting up for severe weather as well. 9 On Your Side went to the Emergency Operations Center in Butler County to find out what they are doing to prepare.
"As Butler County emergency management, we prepare by sending out warnings and notices not only to the first responders, but also the public, if needed, ahead of time." said Matt Haverkos, Operations Manager of the Butler County Emergency Management office.
If a tornado warning is issued, you will hear the outside tornado warning sirens sound. It's important to note that these sirens are only to warn people who are outdoors.
In order to get the warnings at home on your mobile device, you can get our Storm Shield Weather Radio app. It works like a weather radio, but the best features are the live radar and live streaming video which are great if your power goes out. It's on sale Wednesday and Thursday for $2.99. You can find it in the iTunes store or Google Play.
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