Hazardous Weather Alerts: NOAA Weather Radios

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Federal, State, and Local Officials Stress Importance of NOAA Weather Radios

Buying a National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio could be a wise and affordable investment in a family’s safety if severe weather threatens.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing comprehensive weather and emergency information. Other types of hazards are also covered including natural events, such as tornados, hurricanes, or earthquakes; environmental events, such as chemical releases or oil spills; and public safety warnings broadcast.

For more information about the radios go to the Department of Emergency Services web site at http://www.wicomicocounty.org/ES .

NOAA Weather Radio Programming (Wicomico County) SAME# 024045, Frequency 162.475.

NOAA Weather Radios are available for purchase at many retail stores and on line. The radio is also available in a pocket version.

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