Weather radio service restored in 7 Iowa counties

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The National Weather Service repaired a down transmitter Wednesday that stopped weather radio service in several Iowa counties.The NWS’ said its Marshalltown transmitter stopped working Sunday and remained down until around 2 p.m. Wednesday.The issue could have prevented residents in Grundy, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story and Tama counties from receiving weather watches and warnings.The transmitter remains down in Pottawattamie County.Residents are encouraged to visit their county’s emergency management website to sign up for the Alert Iowa or Code Red program, which sends text messages or phone calls during severe weather warnings.KCCI’s Cynthia Fodor spoke with the NWS to about the transmitter issues.

The National Weather Service repaired a down transmitter Wednesday that stopped weather radio service in several Iowa counties.

The NWS’ said its Marshalltown transmitter stopped working Sunday and remained down until around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The issue could have prevented residents in Grundy, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story and Tama counties from receiving weather watches and warnings.

The transmitter remains down in Pottawattamie County.

Residents are encouraged to visit their county’s emergency management website to sign up for the Alert Iowa or Code Red program, which sends text messages or phone calls during severe weather warnings.

KCCI’s Cynthia Fodor spoke with the NWS to about the transmitter issues.

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2019-06-19 23:14:00

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