NOAA Weather Radio

NOAA Weather Radio - Primary Warning System for the General Public

The NWS maintains a NOAA weather radio broadcast station operating at 162.525 MHz located on a tower in Chambers County.  This is the system that the public uses.  They are small, Radio Shack type, weather radios and are used to monitor routine forecasts and WATCHES AND WARNINGS for severe weather.  EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE ONE IN THEIR HOME. You can get instructions on how to program your weather radio at NWS Weather Radio Information, or you may bring your weather radio to the EMA office located at 3609 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lanett, AL and we will be glad to program it for you.

Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio! Outdoor warning sirens are only designed to notify those outdoors in severe weather.  Weather radios with charged batteries are the most dependable form of notification for your family and business and can be purchased at most local electronics stores.

 

WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are emergency messages sent by authorized government alerting authorities through your mobile carrier. Government partners include local and state public safety agencies, FEMA, the FCC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Weather Service.

No signup is required! Alerts are sent automatically to WEA-capable phones during an emergency.

You can obtain more information about Wireless Emergency Alerts at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/wea.html