An Ozarks Ready family stays connected by identifying official sources who will provide the latest information in times of disaster. They know how to obtain information from those sources and connect with them via their social media platforms. They also keep a NOAA weather radio on hand to receive storm alerts and warnings.
They enable emergency alerts on their smartphones and subscribe to message alert systems that might be available through their employer, school, or other agencies. They also have emergency contact numbers programmed into their phones.
Connect with local media outlets and the following organizations on social media:
Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management
U.S. National Weather Service, Springfield, MO
American Red Cross of Southern Missouri