In recent weeks we've seen the need to be prepared for severe weather,from tornadoes to flash flooding.
Good Question:Steve in Winchester writes:I have the Midland Weather Radio, but I'm not sure how to use it correctly? How do you find out about your county's alert?
From a tornado on a path of destruction, damaging anything in its way, to flash flooding brought on by days of heavy rain-all are examples of how fast severe weather can strike.
A weather radio is one way to stay safe.
"This is probably the most inexpensive life safety devices that you can buy and purchase for your house." said Pat Dugger the Director of DEEM in Fayette County.
Dugger is the Director of Emergency Management in Fayette County. We went to her to find out how to program a radio.
"The key thing is you always have the weather radio turned to the on position." said Dugger.
That doesn't mean its going to play all the time, but rather its ready when you need to be alerted of severe weather.
To program you just follow the prompts.
"You just push the menu button and there it gives you a key or self directions and you push select and you can set the date or time these various things by using the up and down keys and up and down volume over here." said Dugger.
You can also program your radio for up to six counties and Dugger can help you with that too.
"Basically they can call our office and we can send them to them, also on our website we have the frequencies for us and lot of surrounding counties." said Dugger.
WKYT makes it easy for you to get a weather radio, for a reduced cost you can to any Kroger here in Lexington to get one.