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ARE YOU READY? Here's how to get weather alerts on your cellphone

When there is a possibility of strong winds, tornadoes and even hail, you need to know when it's coming and what to do.

TEMPLE, Texas — As severe weather threatens Central Texas, it’s important to stay alert and weather aware.

When there is a possibility of strong winds, tornadoes and even hail, you need to know when it's coming and what to do. The tips are simple: Go to an interior room on the lowest floor of your home away from doors and windows. Don't leave loose items in the yard, and make sure your vehicle is covered.

Here's a list of the important items you need to be prepared during an emergency.

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How to set up severe weather alerts on your iPhone or Android

Both Android and iPhone can send you severe weather alerts.

On iPhone – click on Settings, then Notifications, then scroll to the bottom and make sure Government alerts are turned on.

When severe weather is near, your phone will vibrate and play an emergency tone based on your location.

On Android – You can customize settings by searching for Alerts in the settings area on your phone. It may look a little different depending on which android-based phone you have.

Generally, search for Alerts, Emergency, or “cell broadcasting.” From there, you can choose which alerts you want on or off.

You can also get hyper-local weather alerts on the KHOU 11 app.

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Whether if you use an iPhone or Android, the process is the same.

Tap the gear in the top right corner.

Then tap “Notifications,” and find “severe weather alerts.”

Make sure they’re turned on, and you can pick how many alerts you get.

If you want more, tap the option with statements and advisories.

If you want fewer, tap the option with warnings only.

Our sister station, KHOU contributed to the content in this article.

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