Severe Weather Warning Plans Discussed by CS Council

By: Stephanie Ando Email
By: Stephanie Ando Email

COLLEGE STATION There may be clear skies in the Brazos Valley, but members of the emergency management team met with the College Station City Council Thursday to discuss the best ways to alert the community if a hurricane or tornado is on the horizon.

Brian Hilton is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of College Station, and he says his team is ready to act if severe weather strikes.

Hilton says the goal is to warn residents as early as possible, so they have time to take the necessary precautions.

He tells us there are three ways to alert the public when dangerous weather is coming.

The city could invest in severe weather sirens, but Hilton says it would cost the city tens of thousands of dollars.

The emergency management team could also call residents individually, which is a slower way of getting word out.

"Cut out the middle man. Use the weather radios and the smart phone apps, so that the citizen gets the maximum amount of time to take appropriate actions," said Hilton.

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