Emergency Weather Radio
What to look for when choosing a weather radioSo why should you buy an emergency weather radio? Find the best NOAA and portable weather radios for you and your family to stay safe during severe weather.
Weather radios can be very helpful during dangerous weather situations. Especially during the night. Not everyone can leave the television on all night, and particularly if you live in tornado alley, having a portable weather radio can save your life since many times severe storms and tornadoes hit during the night when everyone is asleep.
So what exactly does a weather radio do? For starters, NOAA Weather radios broadcast continuous weather info and alerts people to any special weather watches or warnings throughout the day. The good thing about many weather radios is that you do not need batteries to make a lot of them work. Some use cranks which will generate the power needed to listen, and this is useful when there are power outages because of an earthquake, blizzard, or hurricane.
NOAA weather radios work on the VHF public service band and can be found on these frequencies (note that some also work on AM/FM):
There are a variety of emergency weather radios you can buy. Many come with several features that are very useful. As stated earlier, some weather radios come with crank power which is useful when there is no electricity.
There are many models that also use batteries for their power. Some other features certain radios might include are flashlights. This can be useful during power outages as you can walk and listen at the same time. Some models can also be used as a cell phone charger which is pretty handy should you need to call for an emergency and you are not near an outlet or if a power outage has occurred.
If you know dangerous weather is on the way, keep your weather radio tuned to the right frequency so it can alert you immediately when there is a weather emergency.
Companies that make emergency weather radios
There are many companies that specialize in making weather radios. Which one you want to buy should be determined by what you think is necessary for you and your family. Battery powered, or crank powered? Flashlight or no flashlight? Keep in mind that more features of course means more money, but would also more likely mean more reliable and easy to use and safer for you and your family.
Midland Weather Radios
Midland weather radios have been around for awhile, and many people swear by them. Find out more about Midland Weather Radios.
Oregon Scientific Weather Radios
Oregon Scientific is also a well known brand who also makes weather stations for home. Read more about Oregon Scientific Weather Radios.
Reecom Weather Radios
A little lesser known brand, but still offers some great products on weather radios. Read more about Reecom Weather Radios.
Eton Weather Radios
Eton is also a lesser known brand, but many people like this brand as well. Find out more about Eton.
Hope this information on weather radios helped you make a decision to finally get over the hump and buy one. It could truly save your life or help you during a weather emergency.
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