OK-WARN stands for Oklahoma Weather Alert Remote Notification - a service that provides notification of weather hazards and emergencies to deaf and hard-of-hearing Oklahomans via pager, e-mail or cell phone.
Online registration form
|What is OK-WARN?
||How Do I sign up?
OK-WARN is a new way for deaf and hard-of-hearing people to receive timely notification of weather hazards in the state of Oklahoma.
The program was created to help ease the fears of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals who may have difficultly receiving life saving warnings.
OK-WARN is a customized database program that sends out critical weather information to alphanumeric pagers and e-mail addresses.
When the National Weather Service issues a weather alert, the program will automatically send a message to all participating pages, so notification is nearly instant.
In addition to all that, the program also provides multiple data sources and attempts to deliver the critical message so you can be sure you'll never miss a warning.
Online registration form
Complete the form and submit it. You will not get an e-mail response.
Questions or comments, write to:
PO Box 53365
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73152
If you do not have a pager or cell phone, you will need to contact a vendor and activate service. Any company or brand of pager can be used with this program.
You Chose the Warnings - You get only the warnings you request. Select from the following messages:
- Tornado Watch and Warning
- Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning
- Winter Storm Warning
- Winter Storm Watch
- Winter Weather Advisory
- Flash Flood Watch and Warning
- Civil Emergency Message
- Special/Significant Weather Statements
- Severe Weather Statements
- River Flood Warning
- Non-Precipitation Advisory
You Choose the Coverage - Pick the county or counties you are interested in by selecting ONE the following coverage options:
- All counties in Oklahoma (this is not recommended due to frequency of notifications)
- Single County ONLY (recommended)
- Selected counties (Choose any number of counties)
- County group, which includes a single county and all surrounding counties (recommended)
- You choose the delivery method - pager, e-mail, or both.
|Why Sign Up for OK-WARN?
||Sample OK-WARN Weather Messages
By having an instant severe weather report at your fingertips, you can be:
- Prepared by knowing what to do when adverse weather approaches
- Informed without having to rely entirely on television, radio, other forms of media or word of mouth
- Calm during dangerous weather
*TORNADO WARNING FOR...OKLAHOMA & CANADIAN COUNTIES IN CENTRL OK* UNTIL 4:30PM*AT3:36PM SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO 2 MI S OF YUKON. THIS STORM IS MOVING NE AT 30MPH.
NWS NORMAN OK...FREEZING DRIZZLE ADVISORY THIS AM...WINTER STORM WATCH TONIGHT...
NWS TULSA OK...HIGH WIND WARNING THROUGH MID AM TODAY...
NOTE: Tornado and Severe Thunderstorm warnings mean a tornado or severe thunderstorm has been reported or indicated on RADAR. Recipients may experience adverse weather without notification due to the activity not being intense enough to warrant a warning.
For additional assistance, contact the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bim Wood, National Severe Storms Laboratory
Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD)
4815 South Harvard Suite 250
Tulsa, Ok 74135
OK-WARN Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Adobe PDF