Answer: They are like “smoke alarms” for danger.
- Emergency Radios pick up emergency information 24 hours.
- Critical to have on all the time, especially at night.
- You get the message directly from the National Weather Service and other agencies immediately.
- Alerts you to weather dangers like tornados and floods, accidents like nuclear power emergencies, and terrorist attacks.
Question: How to I get an Emergency Weather Radio?
Answer: You can buy them at most electronic stores including:
- Best Buy
- Mills Fleet Farm
- Radio Shack
Answer: Radios range from $20 to $100.
Question: Are all Emergency Weather Radios the same?
Answer: No, you should look for a radio that has S.A.M.E.
S.A.M.E allows you to pre-program the weather radio to filter out distant weather warnings. You can program it to monitor different counties in your area.
Is where I live covered by an emergency weather radio signal?
Answer: Almost all of Wisconsin is covered by transmitters scattered across the state.
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Question: Is there anyplace I can buy one on sale?
In April, Television stations across the state are teaming up with ReadyWisconsin, the National Weather Service, and Midland Radios to sell units at a discount.
WITI-TV in Milwaukee is teaming up with Walgreens to promote NOAA Weather Radios.
Saturday April 27 9am-1pm
Walgreens Store #3125
8615 Port Washington Road
Tuesday, May 7 4pm-7pm
Walgreens Store #2110
829 East Green Bay Avenue
Tuesday, May 21 4pm-7pm
Walgreens Store #5884
9527 South 27th Street
Radios also on sale at:
Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office
4311 Jackson Street
Monday-Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
$24.90 + Tax. $26.15
They will also be pre-programmed for Winnebago County.
Outagamie County Clerk Office
410 S. Walnut Street
Appleton, WI 54911
$31.50 including tax
Radios are pre-programmed by Outagamie County Emergency Management.
They are on sale at most Walgreens statewide and Mills Fleet Farm in Northeastern Wisconsin.
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