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Weather Radio Programming Day at Homeland stores

Oklahoman Modified: June 22, 2011 at 10:57 am •  Published: June 22, 2011
The National Weather Service, Midland Radio Corporation, and amateur radio operators will be at three Oklahoma City-area Homeland stores from 10:00am to 2:00pm Saturday, June 25 to program NOAA weather radios. Citizens who currently own a weather radio, or those wishing to purchase one, can come by the store for free assistance. The store locations are:

Homeland Store #235, 7001 NW 122, Oklahoma City

Homeland Store #238, 1151 North Bryant Avenue, Edmond

Homeland Store #219, 2600 West Robinson, Norman

The Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Weather Service all recommend a weather radio be used in every home, school, and business in America. “The Voice of the National Weather Service”, NOAA’s All Hazards Weather Alert Radio Network now numbers more than 1,000 transmitters nationwide, providing emergency weather information to 98% of the U.S. population. Weather Radio is the fastest, most direct way to receive weather watches and warnings, as well as additional emergency information: Amber Alerts, water boil orders, chemical spills, and civil emergencies.

Today’s weather alert radios feature Specific Area Message Encoding (S.A.M.E.) allowing you to program the radio for a specific county, or counties, eliminating unnecessary alerts and alarms.

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