Midwest City officials encourage residents to buy weather radios

CITY OF MIDWEST CITY Modified: April 4, 2012 at 9:56 am •  Published: April 4, 2012
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MIDWEST CITY -- As we enter into prime storm season, the City of Midwest City, along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), want you to be prepared in the event of a possible natural disaster, by purchasing a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.

The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards helps to save lives by providing immediate broadcasts of severe weather warnings and civil emergency messages and by giving those in harm’s way critical lead time to respond and remain safe. NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is a round-the-clock source of weather reports and timely, potential danger information.

With early warning from a NOAA Weather Radio receiver, you and your family have additional time to take adequate precautions, find shelter or reach safety.

NOAA Weather Radio receivers, equipped with an alarm feature, can be programmed to sound a tone and give you immediate information about life-threatening situations in your vicinity any time, day or night.

It is highly recommended, especially for Oklahoma citizens, to obtain a NOAA Weather Radio for their home. Many times outdoor sirens cannot be heard from inside the home, and television transmissions may be inhibited by power outages during a severe storm.

NOAA Weather Radio receivers as well as ETON Red Cross weather alert radios, which receive NOAA transmissions, may be purchased at most Best Buy’s, Wal-Mart’s, Radio Shack’s or from online vendors. They range in price from $30 to $70, based upon size and features.