Shortly before the November 16, 2006, hurricane F3 hit Riegelwood, a small town in southeastern North Carolina. Most of the people were still sleeping or just starting work day. Since it was the middle of November, the possibility of a hurricane was far from everyone’s imagination. The townspeople were unaware of the imminent danger.
At 6:29 am, the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, NC issued a hurricane warning. Eight minutes later a typhoon slammed into the small town. Within seconds, eight people were killed and 20 were seriously injured. Among the dead were 4 children under the age of 12.
Difficult Weather Can Hit Any Time
Stormy weather such as hurricanes, torrential rains and floods can strike at any time and with little warning. Storm like this is growing very fast and their longevity is short. But in their short life span, severe weather causes severe damage, injury, and loss of life. Each year, Americans face nearly 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 flash floods, 1,000 lightning waves, and an average of six deadly storms. About 90 percent of all the disasters announced by the President are related to the weather, killing about 500 people a year and about $ 14 billion.
Although we do not have the means to control the weather, we do have technologies that will give us enough time to find safety.
Weather and Radio Alerts
NOAA Weather Radio is probably the most secret in the United States. Many are unaware that the National Weather Service operates more than 1,000 radio stations across the country continuously with continuous weather, forecast, warnings, and many other important weather events, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NOAA Weather Radio advises weather forecasts and warnings to buy extra time before people can take action before a storm hits their area. When you are on the path of a hurricane, seconds can mean the difference between life and death.
However, a special radio reception program is needed that can receive alerts. NOAA radios are available at electronics stores, game stores, seafood stores, and online. They are inexpensive (starting at about $ 30.00) and can be customized locally. NOAA radios are built to use the NOAA Weather Radio interface.
Any technology, watch, or warning issued by the NWS is governed by a unique identifier. When these signals are detected by the recipient, the radio responds by launching an audible or audible alarm. Part of the alarm system is especially important for warnings given at night when most people are asleep. In this way, the weather radio acts as your smoke and carbon monoxide test – waking you up and giving you valuable time to take action.
NOAA Weather Radio also broadcasts climate-related emergencies such as national security, environmental, environmental, and human security (e.g. AMBER Alerts) through the Emergency Alert System and makes it a “All Emergency”.
THE SAME TECHNOLOGY
The best radios are using SAME (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology. The same technology uses special digital labels known as the type of warning being sent and the location of the event. ONE allows you to filter remote radio alerts and monitor only the messages that are being generated locally. For example, if you live by the coast and not on the beach, you may be less inclined to listen to the Flood Flood. You can set the recipient to ignore the information and notifications of the Side Flood.
The same technology is responsible for the introduction of Automated Automated Machines, such as retail, television and television.
Each region in the US is assigned a 6-point number by the NWS. This number can be easily set up on the radio (Detailed instructions for your area are included with the radio.) Once the code is set up the radio only responds to the information provided in that area. When you move, the radio can be adjusted in your new location.
Depending on the type you choose, some programs could be set up to minimize false alarms or to override neighborhoods in your area. This is especially important for those who live near regional borders.
The same radios are available on all desktop types and devices. Portable radios allow you to take the radio with you wherever you go and can be redesigned to work while on vacation or on the road. If you work outdoors or are involved in outdoor activities, a portable device can alert you to unpredictable weather wherever you may be.
For desktop models, a battery-saving interface is essential. Having the opportunity to use without trade enables the recipient to have the equipment and to work even when the power goes out.
Images are also available for those who have a hearing or hearing problem.
Weather Radio has evolved over the years to broadcast weather-sensitive emergencies and has made the system a network of “All Dangers”. Most incidents such as drug losses, earthquakes, even terrorist attacks are disseminated if necessary.
While we do not endorse any particular type of recipient, we recommend that you consider a type of radio that has a Public Alert Logo. This standard was set by the Consumer Electronics Association in collaboration with the National Weather Service. Radios that have a Public Alert Logo meet the exact standards and incorporate all of the features listed here.
We have smoke detectors in our homes that warn of fires. We have carbon monoxide tests that warn us of harmful emissions from our fire / fireplace / gas heater. NOAA Weather Radio should be included in your armor to protect against dangerous and deadly weather. Warning weather forecasts can give you plenty of time to hide and keep your family safe.
To learn more about these life-saving videos, visit the NOAA Weather Radio page.