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The Importance Of Having A NOAA Radio


Why Are NOAA All Hazards Weather Radios Important To Have In Your household?

The NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio is a critical of equipment for you your emergency kit. The NOAA weather broadcasts provide alerts for more than just severe weather. It also can alert you of other disasters, including earthquakes, chemical spills, nuclear emergencies, train derailments, AMBER alerts, terrorist attacks, and more.

There are two types of NOAA radios. First is a portable, emergency use, radio. You keep this one in your emergency kit for such a time as needed. Second is your stationery, always-plugged-in, radio. You keep this one at home, always ready to sound the alarm.

Portable Emergency Weather Radios

The portable emergency radio is what you will keep in your emergency kits. The important thing here is how you are going to power the radio. Batteries are by far the most convenient way to power your emergency radio. In fact, that may be all you need and want for your always-carry-gear emergency kit. Battery only units are smaller and lighter than models with hand-cranks and solar panels. If you carry an AM/FM radio in your always-carry-gear emergency kit, then consider getting a radio with NOAA weather band capability.

Solar power doesn’t require any effort, but only works in direct sunlight. This means that if it is cloudy, nighttime, or you are indoors, this option won’t do you any good. And note that during weather related emergencies it’s not normally sunny! If you are looking for a radio for a long-term kit then consider this option, the Voyager Pro Emergency Radio - Lithium Battery is a great option.

Stationary Weather Radios

The key feature to look for in your stationary weather radio is that it automatically receives alerts. This feature sounds an alarm and turns the radio on for the duration of the alert message. This alerts you any time of the day or night a life threatening situation is present and gives you time to take action before it is too late!

Make sure you have a battery backup. If the power goes out and you do not have a backup, you will not get the potentially lifesaving alert.

Choose a model that can be plugged into the wall. This is because the risk of dead batteries is too great. This could be in the form of a rechargeable unit with a charging stand or one that simply has a permanently attached plug. A rechargeable unit could also potentially serve as a portable emergency radio.

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​Emergency Supply Checklist for Your Car, Truck, or RV

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Preparing Your School for Disasters and Emergencies

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It's Not Too Late!

Important Holiday Shipping Information  There is still time to place your order and receive it well in advance of December 24th! EmergencyKits.com ships more than 90% of orders in 24 hours or less and more the 95% in less than 48 hours. With that said, additional transit time adds to the time it takes to get your order to your doorstep [...]

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Live Emergency Alerts at EmergencyKits.com

EmergencyKits.com is proud to announce another valuable service to it's website visitors. Available right now are real-time Emergency Warnings and Alerts for your specific state and county.  EmergencyKits.com automatically determines what county you are in and provides live Emergency Warnings and Alerts from The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  You can also manually change the location and see alerts from [...]

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Emergency Planning Documents for Schools

EmergencyKits.com is proud to announce that emergency preparedness planning documents for schools are now available at the EmergencyKits.com website.Documents in this library are FREE to download and are available in PDF format. These documents help school planners, administrators, teachers, students, and parents, plan and prepare for a disaster. These documents include booklets, brochures, and forms. [...]

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New Planning Documents for Businesses

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New Documents for Individuals and Families!

EmergencyKits.com is proud to announce a new document library designed to provide individuals and families with important emergency preparedness information and tips.Documents in this library are FREE to download and are available in PDF format.  12 document are currently available and contain useful information for individuals, families, children, older Americans, and those with disabilities and [...]

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New FEMA Emergency Kit Checklist

An Emergency Kit Checklist is now available that compares the contents in the residential emergency kits against the recommendations established by FEMA. The emergency kits that are compared include: The Homestead Emergency KitThe Home Base Emergency KitThe Home Pack Emergency KitThe Basic Bucket Emergency KitThe Basic Backpack Emergency KitView the Emergency Kit Checklist

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An Unfortunate Reminder

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