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Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness
with American Sign Language and Captions

The Birmingham National Weather Service Office and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind proudly teamed to provide weather safety videos with American Sign language for the deaf and hard of hearing community. These videos are also equipped with captioning.

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Ensure You Have Multiple Ways to Communicate After a Weather Emergency


'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' Transformed to 'See A Flash, Dash Inside'
for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community


Weather Radio with Strobe Light and Shaker Attachments Version 1


Weather Radio with Strobe Light and Shaker Attachments Version 2


The National Weather Service (NWS) does not guarantee the proper operation of any of the equipment or systems listed herein and is not liable for any damages as a result of non-receipt of alarms, alerts, or warnings from these systems. Inclusion of a product on this page or graphics herein does not imply endorsement by the NWS.




NOAA Weather Radio (WR-120EZ) Programming Instructions for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing



Know Your Location on a Map
+ Seasonal Weather Threats


Ways to Receive Weather Alerts
+ Preparedness Plans and Safety Kit Tips


Severe Thunderstorms








Rip Currents


General Overview


Forecasts, Watches & Warnings


Hurricane Hazards


Evacuation Tips


Assemble Supplies


Strengthen Your Home


After the Storm