(Editor's Note: This information is provided by the National Weather Service)
Each year the National Weather Service issues over 500 severe thunderstorm, tornado, and flash flood warnings. However, if these warnings are not heard or people don’t know the appropriate actions to take, they are useless. The National Weather Service working together with its partners, the media, state and county public officials, and emergency response organizations, are committed to protecting life and property during severe weather.
The following is a summary of the role each partner plays.