... NOAA Weather Radio all hazards awareness day...
Today is the 1st annual NOAA Weather Radio all hazards awareness
day in Nebraska.
NOAA Weather Radio all hazards is known as the "voice of the
National weather service". Working with other federal and local
agencies, NOAA Weather Radio is an "all hazards" radio network. In
addition to broadcasting important watches, warnings and
statements for all types of hazards both natural and
technological as quickly as possible, it also provides continuous
broadcast of the latest weather information and forecasts from
your local National Weather Service office. This makes NOAA Weather
Radio all hazards the single source for the most comprehensive
weather and emergency information available to the public.
With the NOAA Weather Radio all hazards network you will always
have access to potentially life-saving emergency information.
During severe weather, National Weather Service personnel will
interrupt routine weather broadcast and insert warning messages
concerning immediate threats to life and property, a special
alert tone can also be activated that triggers an alerting
features on specifically equipped receivers. In the simplest
case, this signal activates audible or visual alarms indicating
and emergency condition exists within the broadcast area of the
National Weather Service offices across Nebraska will recognize
the day with various activities. National Weather Service North
Platte will be teaming up with knop news and radioshack to program
radios at the North Platte river mall from 11am to 3pm.