Answer: They are like “smoke alarms” for danger.
- Emergency Radios pick up emergency information 24 hours.
- Critical to have on all the time, especially at night.
- You get the message directly from the National Weather Service and other agencies immediately.
- Alerts you to weather dangers like tornados and floods, accidents like nuclear power emergencies, and terrorist attacks.
Question: How to I get an Emergency Weather Radio?
Answer: You can buy them at most electronic stores including:
- Best Buy
- Mills Fleet Farm
- Radio Shack
You can also buy them on line at:
Question: How much do they cost?
Answer: Radios range from $20 to $100.
Question: Are all Emergency Weather Radios the same?
Answer: No, you should look for a radio that has S.A.M.E.
S.A.M.E allows you to pre-program the weather radio to filter out distant weather warnings. You can program it to monitor different counties in your area.
Is where I live covered by an emergency weather radio signal?
Answer: Almost all of Wisconsin is covered by transmitters scattered across the state.
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