NOAA's mission is to protect life and property, and enhance the United States’ economy. NOAA's National Weather Service is the sole official voice of the U.S. Government for issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations.
The National Weather Service provides local and regional forecasts, and emergency alerts for severe storms , tornadoes , hurricanes , floods , extreme heat , winter storms , fire threats , tsunamis and solar flares. From its national centers to its 122 Weather Forecast Offices and 13 River Forecast Centers.
EMA technicians maintain 17 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio (NWR) warning system transmitters around the state. The NWR system has the capability to reach 97 percent of the population. The system consists of 19 in-state transmitter sites and seven out-of-state sites which provide coverage to Ohio. Additional information on how you receive vital weather information from the NWR system can found at www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr.