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NOAA Weather Radio

nwr.gif (12282 bytes)Receivers should be standard equipment in every home. 

Special-Needs NOAA Weather Radio for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals


S.A.M.E. receiverWeather 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.

  • At Home - Be warned of approaching storms so you can seek shelter before the storm arrives!
  • At Work - You can listen to the broadcast no matter where your workplace may be.
  • While Traveling - Available to travelers on highways and at rest areas across the nation.
  • At Play - Include a Weather Radio along with sports equipment when inclement weather is possible.
  • While Boating or Camping - Available in many coastal and wilderness areas and in campgrounds and state parks.

NOAA Weather Radio Brochure

NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Known as the "voice of the National Weather Service," NOAA Weather Radio is provided as a public service by the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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