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Old 03-04-2020, 02:34 PM
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:41 PM
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You can install the Weather Channel app on your phone or tablet. Then, go to settings and you can select the alerts you want.
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Old 03-04-2020, 02:42 PM
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
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1. Weather Radio - Villages F.D. will program for you.

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Get a Midland weather alert radio-cheap & it works
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Old 03-04-2020, 04:53 PM
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After the tornado of 2/2/2007 the weather radios were made to be readily available at all the retail stores around TV. These are a few photos from that one.
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Thanks for reminding me, been wanting to get a new and better one. I just ordered the Midland ER210, Best Buy has it, paid online and picking up later.
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Thanks for reminding me, been wanting to get a new and better one. I just ordered the Midland ER210, Best Buy has it, paid online and picking up later.
Steve
Thats the Make & Model we have. Trust me it really does it's job. It also test's itself two times each Wednesday at approximately Noon & 5-6 PM
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:44 AM
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
Sign up for your county alert system. Each of the 3 counties have their own alert system, such as Alert Sumter, Alert Lake, etc. Google & sign up for text, email, and/or phone call. Very helpful. Also includes reverse 911 call.
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Will your phone wake you from a deep sleep, the Midland will
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Get the “Florida Storms” app. Focuses only on Florida weather in great detail. You can request alerts.
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Fox 35 Weather app on my Cell phone works well. Live radar, 24/7
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I have the Red Cross Tornado app on my cellphone.
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
Don't worry about storms. We get lightening storms in the summer, just get under cover when they come up. I've been here almost 4 years. Only one hurricane 3 years ago and it wasn't too bad. As far as I know TV does not have any warning system to alert us of tornados.
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:58 PM
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I just moved to TV last December and have never been through storm season here. After seeing the terrible devastation in Tennessee the other night, I am wondering what storm alert system is in place in TV. If a severe storm or tornado approaches in the middle of the night, is there some kind of alert system that would likely wake us up to the approaching danger?
To be glib about it, yeah, you'd hear a "freight train" coming at you within a couple minutes.
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