One of our blogs was about "Building An Emergency Supply Kit" that would prepare families if they were ever faced with a loss and didn't have access to their usual belongings. One item on the list was "NOAA Weather Radio".
A weather radio is designed to alert you to potential dangerous weather situations, like an approaching tornado. It allows you to be warned ahead of storms, providing you time to seek shelter.
If you are looking to purchase a weather radio here are some tips:
- Reviewable alerts (you can scroll through alerts and turn off the siren for alerts you do not wish to hear)
- Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) alert programming (alerts when specific counties are threatened, ensuring you only receive alerts for your county)
- Ease of programming and if you need help you can visit www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr