You'll never miss a critical severe weather warning in the Tri-State again with the Eyewitness News First Warning Doppler Twitter/Facebook Alert service. It's a free way to get the latest alerts from the National Weather Service moments after they are issued. This service includes tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood, and winter weather alerts.
To subscribe to this free service, you must have a Twitter or Facebook account, both of which are free. If you already have a Twitter or Facebook account, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter or Facebook at one of the links below:
If you're interested in following us on Twitter, log into Twitter, visit the Twitter link, and click the "Follow" button on the top of the page:
If you're interested in following us on Facebook log into Facebook, visit the Facebook link, and click the "Become a Fan" button on the top of the page.
If you don't have a Twitter or Facebook account, we encourage you to sign up for one. Twitter and Facebook offer privacy controls that allow your account to be virtually invisible yet still allow you to get the latest Twitter and Facebook alerts you need from Eyewitness News.
If you follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts and have a Twitter or Facebook application on your cell phone, you will be able to get weather alerts on the go. Once you're following us, First Warning Doppler Twitter alerts will appear in your Twitter feed, and First Warning Doppler Facebook alerts will appear in your News Feed.
You will be able to get alerts via text message on your cell phone if you have a Twitter account. Follow the Eyewitness News First Warning Doppler Alert service on Twitter, and configure your Twitter account to receive text messages from us. Here's how to configure your Twitter account if you wish to get alerts via text message:
1) Log onto Twitter and click the "Settings" link at the very top of the page.
2) Click the "Mobile" tab at the top of the page.
3) Enter the requested information, including the country where you live and your cell phone number, then click "Start". Then follow the directions on how to send updates to your phone from Twitter via text message. This information will NOT be forwarded to Eyewitness News.
4) Once Twitter has verified your phone number, revisit the "Mobile" tab of your Twitter settings page (repeating Steps 1 and 2 above). Under the "Device updates:" option, select "On." If you wish, you may check the "Turn off updates during these hours" box and select the hours you wish to not receive alerts.
5) Visit https://twitter.com/#!/wxauthority and click the small picture of a cell phone at the top of the page:
6) If the small picture of a cell phone at the top of the page turns green, you're all set! If you're having trouble, please repeat these steps and try again.
7) If you would no longer like to receive alerts from us on your cell phone, simply click the small picture of a cell phone on https://twitter.com/#!/wxauthority so that the image is not green.
PLEASE NOTE: While there is no charge for using the Eyewitness News First Warning Doppler Twitter/Facebook Alert service, standard text messaging rates apply. Please check with your cell phone provider if you have questions about your text messaging plan or text messaging costs.
Again, the Eyewitness News First Warning Doppler Twitter/Facebook Alert service is free. While this service does not replace the safety that your NOAA Weather Radio provides you, it will provide you with another line of defense during severe weather.