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Stay safe with a NOAA All Hazards Weather Alert Radio
The NOAA All Hazards Weather Alert Radio is an essential tool to keep Oklahomans safe during severe weather season. From flood watches to tornado warnings, NOAA weather radios broadcast emergency weather information direct from the National Weather Service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In addition to severe weather information, weather radios broadcast Emergency Alert System notifications including hazardous materials releases, tornado warnings and AMBER alerts.
Weather radios are a first line of defense. They provide that initial warning message which lets you know to take immediate action to protect lives and property. When the warning alarm sounds on the weather radio it’s your cue to seek additional information from local television and radio stations.
Weather radio technology has improved in recent years. Today, weather radios can be programmed to only provide warnings for select counties and are especially valuable when individuals are asleep and not paying attention to other weather information sources. Moreover, because weather radios include a battery back-up system, you are guaranteed continuous notification during power outages.
Early warning is critical to protecting lives. Relying on outdoor warning sirens is not an adequate plan since they may not be heard inside homes and businesses or at night when everyone is sleeping.
Tornadoes and other severe weather can strike in any month, and at any time of day in Oklahoma. It’s critical for Oklahomans to have multiple ways to get life-saving weather warnings no matter where you are or what time of day it is.
Just as your home has a smoke detector, it should also have a weather radio. Take the time now to make sure your family is safe with a NOAA All Hazards Weather Alert Radio.