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How WTXL's First Alert Team uses social media during storm coverage

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 14:30:11-04

(WTXL) — It's all hands on deck in the WTXL weather center at the first sign that severe weather is coming our way.

Our top priority: keeping you informed every step of the way.

And we use social media to do that, making sure we're reaching all our communities every way we can. As models and storm tracks are updated, we're using Facebook, Twitter, and our website to push out the latest warnings and advisories.

In addition to keeping you up-to-date from in the weather center, we're streaming live on Facebook and on our news app. So even if your power cuts out, you still receive alerts.

For a new way to stay in the know this hurricane season, download our Storm Shield App. It has all the severe weather alerts you need, unique to your location, right here on your digital device.

You can upgrade for bonus alerts like storm tracks, real-time lightning data, and details about where and how fast the strongest storm cells are moving.

You also play a big role in our social media plan.

As we're tracking a storm, we're also interacting with you, our viewers, to let us know what you're seeing on the ground. So as we work to keep you informed from here in the studio, you can help us know what's happening in your community because social media is one of the best ways to stay connected.

To download our WTXL News App and Storm Shield app to your mobile device before the storm, click the links below: