These warning messages can come from a variety of sources, such as the U.S. Weather Service, media outlets, government officials, friends, and relatives (West and Orr, 2007). However, as technology continues to increase, so, too, do the ways individuals obtain critical information. Although traditional outlets, such as television, radio and newspapers, are still commonly used, according to Tucker (2011) social media are the most recent tools in the area of public health and disaster preparedness, because government officials can use them to immediately disseminate much-needed information to the public. This is particularly important for minority populations, as they are typically known for not only using non-traditional media outlets, but also disregarding weather warnings. By utilizing a national weather survey, this study will ascertain which specific outlets are the most effective sources for delivering pertinent informational warnings and protective actions for African Americans and Latinos. It is important to understand how to successfully disseminate critical warnings to ensure these audiences not only receive, but also adhere to these important messages.