Should you have an emergency radio?

Should you have an emergency radio?

Disaster agencies always recommend including a battery-operated radio in your emergency kit. Most radios are standard battery-operated models designed for entertainment but not necessarily as disaster management tools. If you already have one of these radios in your home, hang on to it and buy some extra batteries.

What is the best weather alert radio to buy?

Our pick. Midland ER310. Tough, dynamic, and portable.

  • Runner-up. Midland ER210. A sleek version with a smaller battery.
  • Budget pick. RunningSnail MD-090P. No alerts, but capable and affordable.
  • Upgrade pick. Eton Sidekick. The best-sounding weather radio.
  • Also great. Midland WR400. The best stationary weather radio for your home.
  • What is a blue alert EAS?

    A Blue Alert (SAME Code: BLU) is a warning issued through the Emergency Alert System (EAS) in the United States by civil authorities to inform the public of the fact that there’s been a violent or deadly attack on law enforcement and the suspect is on the loose.

    What is NOAA Weather Radio?

    Under a January 1975 White House policy statement, NOAA Weather Radio was designated the sole Government-operated radio system to provide direct warnings into private homes for both natural disasters and nuclear attack.

    How far away can I listen to NOAA Weather Radio?

    By nature and by design, NOAA Weather Radio coverage is limited to an area within 40 miles of the transmitter. The quality of what is heard is dictated by the distance from the transmitter, local terrain, and the quality and location of the receiver.

    Is the NOAA Weather Radio all hazards logo copyrighted?

    The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards logo is a registered trade mark of the National Weather Service and is used with permission. As an Amazon Associate, weatherUSA may earn referral fees from qualifying purchases.