LITTLE ROCK, AR - "Severe weather can happen at any time of the year, but the spring and summer months are especially dangerous," said David Maxwell, Director of the Arkansas Dept. of Emergency Management. "Arkansas' emergency managers and first responders are prepared for any type of emergency, however, we urge our citizens to be prepared as well. Knowing what to do and what not to do before, during and after an emergency may save their lives as well as the lives of others."
Residents are encouraged to purchase a NOAA weather radio for continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from the National Weather Service. Recorded weather messages are repeated every four to six minutes and routinely revised every one to three hours. Most weather radios also have an alert feature, which activates an alarm and turns on the radio when severe weather is imminent. More information is available on the Web at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/.