What websites, apps, or radio stations do you recommend for alerts?

Internet sources, available via computers, smart phone and tablets, can provide valuable information that is both current and accurate.  Many weather sites and mobile apps are available that can keep you informed and prepared.  We have listed a few below, but you are encouraged to search for your favorites.

Some of the internet weather sites include:

  • National Weather Service
  • AccuWeather
  • Weather Underground
  • The Weather Channel

Mobile apps that can provide a wealth of useful information include:

  • MEMA
  • MS Ready
  • FEMA
  • Red Cross
  • CodeRED
  • Alert FM

NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Lafayette County is covered by the National Weather Service office in Memphis, TN.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an “All Hazards” radio network, making it a single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural, environmental, and public safety (such as AMBER Alerts).

The nearest NWR transmitter is station KIH52 (Oxford) broadcasting on frequency 162.550 Mhz.  Many areas in Lafayette County can also receive the NWR signal from station KIH53 (Booneville) broadcasting on frequency 162.400 Mhz.

NWR radios can be purchased from several local retailers in Lafayette County.