ANCHOR LEAD: Over the next 72 hours, heavy rains are expected to hit parts of the U.S. Brian Osuch has more on how you can stay updated and connected when severe weather strikes. (:60)
SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. Parts of the country are already under water, and with heavy rain in the forecast for the East it can get even worse. OnStar's Crisis team works to stay on top of key information to support customers in the event of a natural or man-made emergency. OnStar's Mary Ann Adams…
CUT: (Adams) Sign up for severe weather alerts from your mobile phone. Review your disaster plans, update your emergency kit and listen to local officials to make sure you are ready when severe weather strikes. And, OnStar's Crisis Assist service also helps subscribers in severe weather situations like flooding. Remember, with just a push of the OnStar button, Advisors are available 24/7 with weather updates, routing assistance, locating shelters, contacting emergency services and connecting people to loved ones.
SCRIPT: Adams says in an emergency, OnStar Advisors quickly gather important information from customers and advise them until first responders arrive.
CUT: (Adams) During a crisis such as severe weather, OnStar Advisors act as a quick and central point of contact for our customers, offering assistance when its needed most.
SCRIPT: For more, log onto OnStar.com and visit Ready.gov. That's Newsbreak from OnStar.
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