NOAA Weather Radio
What is it?
Your weather radio is like your "smoke detector." It signals to you when severe weather is in your area. This will alert you to the fact that you need to seek shelter. It provides you with a 24 hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and non-weather emergency information that is provided to you by the National Weather Service. A weather radio with S.A.M.E technology can be programmed to only alert you of hazardous conditions that affect your county. When you purchase a NOAA Weather Radio you are purchasing part of the National Weather Service Network. This radio provides you with the time you need to get your family to safety.
Where can I get one?
NOAA weather radios can be purchased at most electronic stores. They come in many sizes and offer many functions. The cost will vary depending on what you want in a weather radio. Most weather radios are portable battery operated or they have an AC adapter with battery back-up. When purchasing a weather radio, get one that offers S.A.M.E technology so you can program it to give you alarms for your county. The weather radio can also be adapted to meet special needs such as the hearing impaired. It can come equipped with a flashing light, a bed shaker, or a siren.
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