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What types of warnings will the NOAA Weather Radio alert me of?
NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards – both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and technological (such as chemical releases or oil spills). Working with other federal agencies and the Federal Communications Commission’s new Emergency Alert System (EAS), NOAA Weather Radio is an all-hazards radio network. This makes it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public.


Weather radios equipped with a special alarm tone feature can sound an alert and give you immediate information about a life-threatening situation. During an emergency, National Weather Service forecasters will interrupt routine weather radio programming and send out the special tone that activates weather radios in the listening area. The hearing and visually impaired also can get these warnings by connecting weather radios with alarm tones to other kinds of attention-getting devices like strobe lights, pagers, bed-shakers, personal computers, and text printers.

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1. Why should I care about NOAA Weather Radio?
2. What types of warnings will the NOAA Weather Radio alert me of?
3. Who needs NOAA Weather Radio?
4. Where can I purchase a NOAA Weather Radio?
5. What functions does my NOAA Weather Radio need to have?
6. What areas does NOAA Weather Radio cover?

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