Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Best Weather Alert / Warnings

Being prepared..

What do you need to do to be Alerted for bad weather?

Do you just keep an umbrella handy or do you really check the news and weather each morning.  This is not enough to keep you ready for a storm.  Case in point, as I mentioned several times before, businesses and residents of Hatboro, PA were caught off guard last year when a dangerous flood occurred during Tropical Storm Irene.   Several businesses had severe damage, and the owners obviously were caught unprepared.   Clear warnings of flooding were not known or there was a failure of communication.

I took the picture below and it serves me as a reminder that on most days, our streets are calm and from one day to the next, you never know what can happen.

Pizzeria damaged by flood in Hatboro PA
BE PREPARED, purchase a NOAA Weather Alert Radio!

Here is a factsheet from NOAA explaining how the NOAA S.A.M.E alert system works.

There are different types of weather radios, the two below are portables which I own one of each.

There are desktop models which have slightly better antennas, which help with getting a stronger signal.  There are two local frequencies  162.475  and 162.425 for the Philadelphia area.
If you wish to purchase a radio you can here;
 Shop for Weather Gear by Amazon.com

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