Each Monday, The Eagle highlights a government record that is available to the public. Open records help people keep government in check and help them better understand how government affects their lives.
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The record: Warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
Why you'd want them: To learn more about conditions where you live or where you may be traveling. You also can track how reliable the warnings are.
Where you get the records: From the National Weather Service's Web site, www.nws.noaa.gov. Click on the "Warnings" category on the left-hand side of the home page. You can search by current warnings or by county or state.
How much it will cost: The information is free.