Hurricane Isaac Tips – NOAA Weather Radios Provide Critical Emergency Information

Tropical systems bring the threat of flash floods, tornadoes and other severe conditions hundreds miles from the center of circulation.  FLASH recommends that families at risk for severe weather from Hurricane Isaac should have a battery-powered, hand-crank and/or solar-powered NOAA weather radio to alert them to tornado or flood activity.

NOAA Weather Radios:

  • Broadcast watches, warnings, and advisories immediately from your local National Weather Service office.  They provide 24-hour, commercial-free warning information for all hazards that may affect communities served by local NWR broadcast.
  • Should include seven frequency capability, Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME) technology and battery backup.
  • NWR is available on the following megahertz frequencies: 162.400, 162.425, 162.450, 162.475, 162.500, 162.525, and 162.550.

Properly Placing a NOAA Weather Radio in Your Home

  • External antenna may be needed if you are located more than 30 miles from the transmitter.
  • Strobe lights, pagers, computers and text printers can be connected for the visually and hearing impaired

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