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Emergency Weather Radios / Q & A

Question: Why do I need an Emergency Weather Radio?

Answer: They are like “smoke alarms” for danger.

  1. Emergency Radios pick up emergency information 24 hours.
  2. Critical to have on all the time, especially at night.
  3. You get the message directly from the National Weather Service and other agencies immediately.
  4. 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
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Radio Shack
  • Sears
You can also buy them on line at: www.weatherradiostore.com or www.amazon.com


Click To Enlarge Question: How much do they cost?

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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2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3232     Fax: 608.242.3247