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North Central Texas Integrated Warning Team (IWT) Workshop

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The North Texas Integrated Warning Team (IWT) workshop brings together emergency managers, broadcast and print media, amateur radio network controllers, government and special district officials, and the National Weather Service with the goal of finding the best ways to communicate a consistent warning message during severe weather.

Topics discussed at IWT workshops have included outdoor warning sirens, public response to warning information, and post-event reviews of major severe weather outbreaks.

Questions? Contact Mark Fox, National Weather Service – Ft. Worth.

Past Meeting Information:

March 6, 2013
Agenda [PDF]
IWT Overview [PDF]
CASA Survey Findings [PDF]
Successes and Failures on April 3rd [PDF]
Warning Reception and Action- Forney ISD [PDF]
Social Media in the IWT [PDF]

March 5, 2014

October 28, 2014

Agenda [PDF]
Wireless Emergency Alerts [PDF]

Agenda [PDF]
Impact Handout [PDF]
Watch_Advisory_Warning [PDF]
Notes [PDF]
March 19, 2015
Agenda [PDF]
Handouts and Presentations [PDF]
Hashtag Handout [PDF]
Notes [PDF]
February 24, 2016

Agenda [PDF]
Introduction Presentation [PDF]
Severe Weather DMSIWT [PDF]
CASA WX Update [PDF]
Panel Discussion [PDF]
What is an Emergency [PDF]
ALERT Networks in North Texas [PDF]

February 28, 2017

IWT Introduction [PDF]
Tools and Terminology [PDF]
Outdoor Warning Sirens [PDF]
Email Handout [PDF]
NWSChat Etiquette [PDF]
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) [PDF]



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