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How to receive updates on severe weather

It's Monday March 6, which means it's the first day of Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each day, we're going to cover a variety of topics to help keep you ready in in the know when inclement weather comes into your area.

The best way to receive information on inclement weather in your area is to tune into your local weather team, such as the ABC 17 Stormtrack team who will give you live up to date forecasts and the information you need to stay safe. Of course, if you are on the go and traveling the second best way of staying up to date is by downloading the ABC seven team storm track weather app at the Google Play or Apple App Store. Turn on notifications for alerts that way even when you are busy you can stay weather aware.

Another great resource to have on hand is a weather radio. It can help cover areas where the sounds a tornado sirens can't reach or in areas with low phone signal strength. Make sure to test your weather radio at the beginning of each spring and to change out batteries during this time for new ones.

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Chance Gotsch

Chance Gotsch grew up just south of St. Louis and moved to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in Atmospheric Sciences.

His interest in weather begin as a child when he used to be afraid of storms.

Chance joined the ABC 17 Stormtrack Weather Team in February 2021. He is currently the weekday noon meteorologist.

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