A NOAA Weather Alert Radio can be a life saver.
Do you have a NOAA All Hazards Alert Radio, otherwise known as a weatherband radio or simply a NOAA weather alert radio?
Well, you should! That is, if you live in the United States, in a coastal area, or an area that gets tornadoes, or where you are subject to blizzards or wildfires, or flooding, or other weather emergencies. That’s practically the whole country, isn’t it?
These radios are not for listening to tunes played by your favorite DJ, or to the Saturday night game.
A NOAA Weather Alert Radio is for alerting you to emergencies. Normally, they sit quietly, appearing to do little more than display the time and date. Until something happens that you should know about. Then, they activate and alert you to the hazard that has presented itself in your specific area. Their settings can be customized so that you ONLY get those warnings that are pertinent to your own county, or you can set them for a wider area. This ability is called S.A.M.E, and is true of most models, even the lower cost ones.
No home should be without one. While you CAN pay over a hunderd dollars for one, you can get a good, reliable one for $30 or less. Find out more about NOAA Alert Radios, and where you can get them on my Lens, Weather Alert Radio. I’ll tell you which brand we have and recomment to our friends and family members.
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