Because we still have cable, we can get the local channels on the television; but I can also get the channels on my iPad by going to the station online, @Diane Lane . When the weather is bad, I am able to pick up the live feed from the station, and also they have a place where people write in and tell them what iss happening in their neighborhood at that moment. Sometimes, they are much faster to let us know when there is a tornado on the ground and where it is at than just listening to the weatherman at the station. Even if you watch the weather on your television, you might want to check out watching the channels on your tablet as well and see if you can also get advanced information . Even when the electricity goes out here, we can usually still get online; but that is because I have the LTE on the iPhone with a hotspot.