(WXIA) Many people rely on tornado sirens to alert them when bad weather is quickly approaching.
But not all counties have tornado sirens, and even if your county does have one, it may be too far from your home to hear it while you're sleeping.
"Well, weather radios you can get fairly cheap," Keith Stellman, Meteorologist-in-charge at the National Weather Service in Peachtree City explained. "It's a one-time fee, but the biggest advantage is the fact that you can program it, and it will wake you up in the middle of the night with a very loud alarm."
The National Weather Service office in Peachtree City sends out the watches and warnings directly to the weather radios, whereas, other alternatives such as apps or text message alerts can carry a time delay of up to two minutes, since they are routed through multiple vendors first.