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What is a NOAA Weather Radio?

Quickly changing weather demands careful attention. Keep your family safe by staying tuned to NOAA Weather Radio -- it provides critical life-saving weather information when placed properly in your home.  

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is the "Voice of the National Weather Service," a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. 

NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day commercial free. NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards--both natural (such as earthquakes and volcanic activity) and environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills). 

Getting Better Reception Reminders

An external antenna may be needed if you are located more than 30 miles from the transmitter. Strobe lights, pagers, computers, and text printers can be connected for the visually and hearing impaired.

Remember power outages can occur at any time, so be sure to keep a battery-powered radio handy. Go to www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr to find the nearest NWR transmitter.





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