SPECIAL REPORT: Getting deaf community access to severe weather alerts | cbs19.tv

The East Texas deaf and hard of hearing community say they feel ignored and under-served when it comes to receiving important weather information.

A meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma recently went viral after conducting a weather forecast in American Sign Language (ASL).

Mikayla Smith has been signing since she was in 7th grade. When a winter storm was tracking into her coverage area, she created a pre-taped segment catering to the deaf and hard of hearing community.

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