Presentation on theme: "Integrated Warning Team Workshop Northern Indiana Warning Area Emergency Managers Survey."— Presentation transcript:
Integrated Warning Team Workshop Northern Indiana Warning Area Emergency Managers Survey
Informal Survey The survey was sent to 23 of 24 counties in the Northern Indiana County Warning Forecast Area.
How do you currently receive severe weather information that affects your county? Internet (includes NWS Chat)80% All Hazard Alert Radio50% Television60% Text Messages70% Code Red10% Radio30% Web EOC10% IDACS10% Storm Spotters10%
Do you have an organized SKYWARN Group? When Do you Activate Them(i.e. during watches or only when warnings are issued)? 60% have an active group 20% indicate they activate themselves 30% indicate they activate when warnings are issued. 10% indicate they activate when watches are issued.
Do your emergency response agencies deploy for weather watch? If yes, when do they activate (i.e. during watches or only when warnings are issued)? 50% indicated that it is a local agency decision with two counties indicating that emergency response agencies will deploy if requested to do so by EMA. 50% responded that they only deploy for weather watch when warnings are issued.
What methods do you use to disseminate information to the public? NIXLE70% Facebook30% Twitter20% Sirens10% Radio ( includes dispatch for scanners and All Hazard Radio) 50% Text Messages20% Web EOC10% Code Red10% Call Tree10% Media10%
Do you use social network sites to distribute or share significant weather event information? 60% Indicated they do. 40% indicated they use NIXLE 60% indicated they use Facebook 10% indicated they use Twitter 20% indicated they use Government websites 10% indicated they use Web EOC
Do you contact the National Weather Service and provide them with information or updates regarding weather conditions or damage reports in your county? 60% responded that they do. 40% responded that they occasionally do or as best as possible
If you yes, what method to you use to provide them with that information Telephone60% NWS Chat40% Web EOC20% Spotter Line10% 20% Amateur Radio10%
Do you notify local media and provide them with information or updates regarding weather conditions or damage reports in your county? 40% responded that they do. One indicated that it is usually provided primarily to the local radio and newspaper. 10% responded that they only report based on severity.
If yes, what method do you use to provide them with that information? NIXLE20% 50% Telephone (Cell phone)40% Media receives info. from dispatch10% All Hazards Alert Radio10% Web EOC10% News Release10% Live Chat10%
Do you have a Hazardous Weather Annex or Standard Operating Procedure as part of your County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan? 70% indicated that they do have a plan