Midland Weather Radios
Any of Midland’s affordable weather radios could save your life. The inexpensive units receive NOAA weather alerts anywhere across the country. And it’s not just weather warnings, but any other emergency you need to know about like a biological attack by terrorists or a nuclear plant accident. In each case the radios silently monitor the frequency until an alert is broadcasted then they announce the threat in your area with instructions on taking cover.
The smallest radio, the HH50, is tiny enough for backwoods hunters, who are likely out of cell range, to stick in their pockets’ and it runs for days on three AAA batteries.
The next smallest radio is a rechargeable model and is the smallest you can program to hear alerts just for the county you are in at the time.
Next is an alarm clock version that fits nicely on any nightstand.
And then an alarm clock weather alert radio that adds AM-FM entertainment, until there’s an alert.
And lastly a prepper model, ER102, with all those features plus a flashlight and a hand crank for power backup in case of a disaster that takes out your power.
All of the larger models, you can program not only for your county, but what emergencies you want to be alerted to. All of these are available almost anywhere. You can most likely find them in your local supermarket, drug store, or sporting goods store. And every one is under $60.
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