NOAA WEATHER RADIO: ESSENTIAL ITEM ON EVERY HOLIDAY WISH LIST
Dec. 2, 2005 — Shoppers scurrying for holiday gifts are encouraged to purchase a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards unit for everyone on their list. They can be purchased at many electronics and department stores or via the Internet from many online merchants. (Click NOAA image for larger view of NOAA Weather Radios from various manufacturers. Click here for high resolution version. Please credit “NOAA.”)
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards provides immediate broadcasts of weather warnings and civil emergency messages to give those in harm's way critical lead time to respond and remain safe. Such messages include tornado warnings, flood warnings, Amber Alerts, chemical spill notifications and many others.
"NOAA Weather Radio is a critical beacon that warns of potentially life-threatening weather and man-made events," said Brig. Gen. David L. Johnson, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), director of the NOAA National Weather Service. "NOAA Weather Radio is of value throughout the year. It is truly a gift that will keep giving."
NOAA, through its National Weather Service, is committed to improving severe weather forecasts and increasing the amount of lead time for warnings. However, this information is only effective when heard and when people can take the necessary precautions—making NOAA Weather Radio an essential item for every home and business.
NOAA Weather Radio features include:
Receivers carrying the "Public Alert" logo meet certain performance criteria including, SAME, alert customization, battery backup and a connection for an external antenna.
"Public Alert" receivers and other select units also allow connections for external alerting devices for the hearing or visually impaired, which include strobe lights, pagers or bed shakers.
people with NOAA Weather Radio means more people receiving warning information
and more lives and livelihoods that can be saved," added Johnson.
agency of the U.S. Department of
Commerce, is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national
safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related
events and providing environmental stewardship of the nation's coastal
and marine resources.
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