The National Weather Service will begin to initiate new Threat Categories of “Destructive” and “Considerable” Damage Threats for Severe Thunderstorm Warnings that trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones. These new categories will begin on August 2nd.

Please see the following link to the National Weather Service’s website for further information:


About Dan Finkle

Dan Finkle began his career in public safety when he joined the Newton Fire Department as a volunteer firefighter in 2002. He has since served the Town of Newton as a Public Safety Telecommunicator, Police Officer, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, and Emergency Management Coordinator.