Where my home is located there is no chance of flooding....near the top of a platueu that makes up the neighborhood, but I still pay heed to any flood related watches and warnings that effect this area.
The National Weather Service here in the states insist that runduncy is very important...have multipule ways of recieving adviseries, watches and warnings....you could throw the tornado sirens in this mix as well.
A few years ago my wife and myself subscribed to a weather notification system (cell phones) for Shawnee County (the county here in Kansas that we live in) ...it was o.k at first , but due to software issues it became a joke ...as an example, a severe thunderstorm warning would be issued by the National Weather Service ofice here in Topeka via weather radio for Shawnee Co. ...the storm would move East into the neighboring counties and then the weather notification system would broadcast the severe thunderstorm warning 15- 20 minutes after the storm that promted the warning for Shawnee Co. had exited the county.
I petition that everyone who joins the board should have to put there age or year of birth in thier signature...32 here
....Ohh thank Heaven, I'm 57