I put the weather-dot-com gadget on my iGoogle page, thinking at the time that all I would get was the weather.
But they also run the child abduction alerts -- tailored for the zip code that you have put in to get your weather info.
This is a very very wonderful thing they can do to get the alert out there! It comes up, with any weather alerts, in red letters ....
.... and you click it to get the descriptive info you need to keep an eye out. All in plain, easy-load text.
I had this info within the hour it happened, and told the lady at our convenience store while I was getting my Diet Coke, so she could keep a watch too. If you only get one iGoogle gadget, I'd call this an important one -- and it does double duty!
I believe that (if this "share it" link works) you can get it here.
(By the way, the flood warning has come up since yesterday and appears to be a river surge coming in from the uplands after recent rains. It might cause problems directly along the river banks but shouldn't affect us much here.)