LETHAL STORM BREWING
The immense power of the tornado about to unlease it's destructive force
WIDESPREAD SNOW STORMS
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Weather Radio USA - NOAA Radio :: Survival Supplies :: Emergency Radio
"Everyone should have a working NOAA all-hazards weather radio in their home and another in their workplace. Newer radios can be programmed so that they only sound alarms for local weather warnings and emergencies".
This advice can be found on just about every US GOVERNMENT public emergency management and emergency preparation information page where conditions such as severe weather events, tornado warnings, cyclones, snow storms, earthquake, severe coastal and marine conditions, algae blooms, water contamination, hurricanes, nuclear - radiation leak events, atmospheric contamination, meteor impacts, acid rain events, general weather warnings, high fire danger areas and low lying flood zones may exist including unnatural disasters such as oil spills, it is even used for some cases of terrorism and national security and amber alerts.
In the wake of "Super Storm Sandy" and massive super cell tornadoes such as those in Teaxs, we can appreciate the value of keeping up to date with evacuation warnings and storm status with a NOAA weather radio. To add to this we saw wide spread blackouts where a simple home power generator would have provided enough emergency power for basic needs until utility companies restored essential services. So what should you have had ready in this situation where a hurricane can devestate what was once a hustle and bustling urban utopia with little effort?
Weather Warning - Survival Equipment - Emergency Supplies - Safety Gear - Back Up Power
This christmas period has yet again bought death and despare to many in Americas north-east being hit by extreme cold weather and snow storms. People lost power and were caught un-prepared losing heating and essential services when nature unleashed it's continuing unpredicatable fury once again.
With out a doubt a NOAA weather radio along with emergency essentials such as meal rations MRE's (Meals Ready To Eat) plus a supply of water plus water purification tablets and filters. This would be at a minimum! Then you should add to this - a general first aid kit, a "fire plan", back-up power generator (they can be purchased for less than $150), a good quality flashlight - where possible always choose waterproof models above standard on all emergency equipment, an alternative sanitary disposal plan for when the toilet no longer functions Other survival equipment may include a storm whistle, fire starter, pre-made survival kit and even pepper spray for self defense.
An evacuation kit and survival plan with basic steps for different scenarios as when you are caught in the middle of a catastrophic disaster, pressure of the situation can cause you not to think rationally. Also consider things like irreplaceable photos, a back-up hard drive of your computer, a UPS for said computer, spare long life batteries - especially for your NOAA weather radio, emergency communications such as FRS radio or CB radio etc...
Don't get caught out when the next emergency situation arises. The National Weather Service - NWS NOAA radio system can save you! Be informed immediately and most of all be prepared by having an emergency radio so that you can ensure you and your family's safety and survival as priority number one. Often natural disaster events are preceeded by power outages and loss of normal communications such as land phone line and cell/mobile phone services, many of the weather radios available come with alternative power options including hand crank radios.
Weather Radio - Emergency Radio or NOAA Radio provides an ideal and reliable 24 hour warning system for any emergency or weather alert that may be prevalent. What if it's in the middle of the night and you have the weather radio turned off you may ask? - Modern weather radios such as Oregon Scientific and Eaton radio have specialized functions that are transmitted by the National Weather Service enabling you to program them to suit your needs including the ability for some weather radio recievers being able to turn themselves "on" automatically to warn you of an impending emergency or possible survival situation.
Disaster Management :: Preparedness :: Response :: Recovery :: Mitigation
Preparedness - activities prior to a disaster
Example - emergency preparedness plans, emergency skills training, early warning systems (weather radio alerts)
Emergency - activities during a disaster
Example - protection, shelter, self preservation, safety, survival, public warning systems
Response - activities immediately following a disaster
Example - emergency operations, search and rescue, first aid, disaster relief supplies
Recovery - activities following a disaster threat has passed
Example - temporary accomodation, medical assistance, construction and repair, re-establishing essential services
Mitigation - activities that may reduce the impact of a disaster
Example - building standards, construction zoning, vulnerability analyses, public education, survival equipment
Survivalist, hikers, campers, hunters, holiday makers and adventurists should not be without the assurance and safety of up to date weather report and general weather warning emergency information. Weather radios often incorporate various unique survival functions and features like different the ability to use different power sources, eg. a solar panel or hand crank, cell and mobile phone chargers and emergency lighting systems. New technology also allows some weather radios to be specifically programed for certain alert functions relevent to your specific area.
The affordable SAFETY of a NOAA radio or weather radio should be a part of everyones survival plan. Recent technological advancements also incorporates the ability for many of these emergency radios to turn themselves on in the event of a warning for added safety. Classed as "essential" by many government and emergency service bodies, it's a must for every home and business. "WEATHER RADIOS SAVE LIVES" This is becoming more common with an increase in hurricanes along the eastern coasts of America from the Carribean to New York city and beyond.
Do you live anywhere near a Tornado prone area? The core of what is known as "Tornado Alley" primarily consists of the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, eastern South Dakota, and also the Colorado Eastern Plains.
Have you prepared your emergency essentials or survival gear for the next severe weather event? Is your weather radio set to recieve the correct weather alert signal for your region? In addition to the Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas/Nebraska core, states to the east of this reigon have a higher frequency of tornadoes than most others.
The National Weather Service (NWS) is constantly monitoring these areas day and night and provide essential weather forecast information. You should also consider essential supplies such as food rations or MREs, water filtration and back-up power generation - at least for the short term.
Central and Southern Minnesota and Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Southern Michigan along with Ohio all experience a relatively high number and frequency of tornadoes throughout the year. Essential locations to have a NWS weather radio and even backup home weatherstation for local weather analysis. Along with the previously mentioned states and areas, the Tennessee Valley (Kentucky and Tennessee) and areas of the south (Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are all tornado prone danger areas. Even a simple barometer may be enough to help determine possible weather event changes.
After the storm passes, you can bet that emergency services will be stretched to the limit and loss of power will be a given. Get the upper hand and prepare with a power generator for back up power. Alternatively you can prepare an emergency "off grid" solar system with a power inverter to keep that fridge running plus heating and other essentials.
Weather Radio USA specializes in survival supplies and emergency communications systems for North America and it's related territories including NOAA weather radio receivers, citizen band radio (CB), two way radio, FRS and short wave radios. We provide you the largest range of weather radio products and weather warning equipment at the best prices on the web. Everything the avid survivalist could need to stay safe and in touch during and emergency situation.
Compliment that with a home weather station, barometer or other weather instrument and you will always find yourself in a better position than most to deal with most servere weather events that nature can throw your way. Whether you are a survivalist or just generally concerned with being prepared for any emergency, you can't go past first packing your survival kit with a NOAA weather radio.
For those living in remote areas or just needing the assurance of uninterrupted energy supplies there are many renewable energy options like solar electricity, wind turbines and power generators for home, farm or survivalist use. In addition to these you will find complimenting solar inverters and grid tied inverters to facilitate the transmission of your green energy.
Remember, these items are small insurance items for the most valuable of all assets - your life!
Take a look through our categories on the left for the widest range of NOAA weather radio and emergency radios available (including solar and hand cranked versions) plus safety, wilderness survival, bush craft, survival guides, barometers and compasses, alternative energy and disaster preparedness related items and shop online safe in the knowledge that all orders are 100% secure - guaranteed!