Emergency Information Sources

Emergency Information Sources 2017-06-09T15:14:11+00:00

Emergency Information Sources

Local News Radio/Internet (Chicago)

www.wbbm780.com AM 780
www.wlsam.com AM 890
www.wgnradio.com AM 720
www.wbez.org FM 91.5 PBS Radio

 

Local Television/Internet (Chicago)

www.abc7chicago.com WLS Channel 7
www.cbs2chicago.com CBS Channel 2
www.myfoxchicago.com FOX Channel 12
www.nbc5.com NBC Channel 5
http://wgntv.trb.com WGN Channel 9
www.wttw.com WTTW Channel 11 Public Television
www.wycc.org WYCC Channel 20 Public Television
http://cltv.trb.com CLTV Channel 38

Local Newspapers/Internet (Chicago)

www.chicagotribune.com local newspaper
www.suntimes.com local newspaper
www.dailyherald.com local newspaper

National News/internet

www.msnbc.com Microsoft NBC news
www.cnn.com Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting
www.abcnews.com ABC news
www.nbc.com NBC News
www.foxnews.com Fox National news
www.cbsnews.com CBS National News
www.newsweek.org Newsweek National news
http://news.google.com Google News
http://news.yahoo.com Yahoo news
www.usatoday.com USA Today news
www.redcross.org/news American Red Cross news
www.ap.org Associated Press
www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/indexnw.htm NOAA Weather Radio frequency by County
www.reuters.com Reuters News Service
www.c-span.org Cable Public Affairs Broadcasting
www.usnpl.com National Newspaper Listings
www.npr.org National Public Radio
www.ngb.army.mil National Guard

 

Real Time Internet Monitoring Services

Real Time Resource Website Description Email Alerts RSS Feeds Other
Yes National Weather Service www.weather.gov National Weather service provides real time map of all current weather alerts. No Yes
Yes National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/streamaudio.htm National Weather Service internet streaming audio of current weather including alerts and warnings by city or region. Also downloadable mp3/podcast files of current weather. RSS feed subscription is available. No No Downloadable mp3 and podcast files.
Yes Natural Hazards Support System nhss.cr.usgs.gov Natural Hazards Support system. USGS website providing real time monitoring of hazard events anywhere in the world No Yes Current Disaster Information
Yes NOAA www.noaawatch.gov NOAA All Hazard Watch No Yes Real time information on weather related events.
Yes United States Geological Survey www.usgs.gov/hazards/ USGS website for real time hazard information. Yes Yes Podcasts

 

Non-real time Internet Warning and Alert Sites

Real Time Resource Website Description Email Alerts RSS Feeds Other
No Army Corps of Engineers www.hq.usace.army.mil/cepa/newsrel.htm Army Corps of Engineers. Status of current services. No No News Releases
No Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.pandemicflu.gov CDC News and information on current pandemics and avian flu outbreaks. Yes Yes
No Center for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Issues alerts and warnings regarding health issues. Email subscription, RSS feed and wireless alert subscriptions available. Yes Yes Podcasts
No Department of Defense www.defenselink.mil/releases Department of Defense news releases. Yes Yes Podcasts
No Department of Homeland Security http://www.dhs.gov/xtrvlsec/travelalerts/ Department of Homeland Security, travel alerts and warnings. Yes Yes Press Releases
No Emergency Radio http://emergency-radio.org/ Emergency Radio, Amateur Radio No No Assistance in communication during emergencies and disasters
No Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/newsroom/newsreleases.htm EPA news releases of events and news. RSS feeds and Email subscriptions are available by region of the country. Yes Yes
No Environmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/ EPA news releases of events and news. RSS feeds and Email subscriptions are available by region of the country. Yes Yes Live Audio feeds, Free and Fee.
No Federal Bureau of Investigation www.fbi.gov Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Yes Yes
No Federal Emergency Management Association www.fema.gov Information on current declared disasters and emergencies. Yes Yes
No Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalls and alerts on current food, medicine and related products. RSS feeds and Email subscriptions are available. Yes Yes Podcasts
No InciWeb http://www.inciweb.org/ National fire incident reporting No Yes Frequently updated website information.
No Internet Crime Complaint Center www.ic3.gov Internet Crime Complaint Center (published by FBI) No Yes
No National Institute of Health www.nih.gov National Institute of Health Yes Yes Podcasts, MP3 information
No National Institute of Standards and Technology www.nist.gov National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Yes Yes
No National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/rfax.pdf WORLDWIDE MARINE RADIOFACSIMILE BROADCAST SCHEDULES No No Current information on Marine Band Radio
No National Weather Service http://fire.boi.noaa.gov/ National Weather Service, Fire warning page. No No Interactive fire warning maps.
No National Weather Service http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/listcov.htm NOAA National Weather Service listing of all 900+ radio stations. No No
No Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/en.html Nuclear Regulatory Commission, current event status. No No Web status of current events
No Nuclear Regulatory Commission www.nrc.gov Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Yes No
No Transportation Security Administration www.tsa.gov Transportation Security Administration Yes Yes
No U.S. Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Yes Yes
No United States Department of Agriculture http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/!ut/p/_s.7_0_A/7_0_1OB?navtype=MA&navid=NEWSROOM USDA Department of Agriculture newsroom. Current event news. Yes Yes Daily online radio news and newsroom.
No United States Department of Homeland Security www.dhs.gov United States Department of Homeland Security Yes Yes Current Disaster Information.
No United States Food and Drug Administration www.fda.gov FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalls and alerts on current food, medicine and related products. RSS feeds and Email subscriptions are available. Yes Yes
No United States Forest Service http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/news_info/ Current and historical information on US fires. No No
No US Computer Emergency Readiness Team www.us-cert.gov US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). Alerts on various computer threats including cyber attacks. Email notifications RSS feeds available. Yes Yes myYahoo addin is also available for current Information
No US Department of Energy www.doe.gov US Department of Energy (DOE) Yes Yes
No World Health Organization www.who.int World Health Organization No Yes Current information on worldwide pandemics, epidemics and other disasters.

 

Ham Radio

www.arrl.com National Association of Amateur Radio

 

Other sources

 

Review the following additional sites to search for other local/national information sources.

 

www.radioreference.com Emergency Services Radio Frequencies
www.fcc.gov/mb/video/tvq.html FCC TV channel lookup
www.pbs.org/stationfinder/index.html PBS Station Finder
www.tvguilde.com Television Station Finder
www.nationalradiodata.com $$$ Fee based radio frequency resource
www.newslink.org Links to National/International news