The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides a nationwide network of radio stations, which broadcasts continuous weather information. The service is provided at no cost to those who own a weather radio.
Owning a weather radio allows you to receive information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week about life-threatening hazards and keeps you aware of any changing situations. When severe weather or other hazardous situations are expected, the radio will sound an alert, warning users that a watch or warning is in affect for the area.
You can program your weather radio to receive updates for multiple cities or counties. Specific tones or alarms can be assigned to alert you for varying situations. All weather radios have the option of becoming battery operated, so in the event of a power failure, you can continue to receive critical information.
Weather radios may be purchased at many retail outlets including electronic, sporting goods, or outdoor departments. They can also be purchased via the Internet from online retailers or directly from manufacturers. The National Weather Service website includes lists of manufacturers and sellers of weather radios.
UNT departments with the Midland WR-300/301 may download the Owner's Manual (PDF).
Posted on Oct 28, 2010 - 09:29 AM