Weather Radio Good Safety Tool for Home
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Homeowners take note - weather radios are important tools to prepare for severe weather.
“Tornado sirens are for outdoor alerts only,” said Mary Knapp, Kansas state climatologist. “If you don't have a weather radio, consider adding one to your safety supplies, as the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.”
NOAA Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service office. This technology allows users to select the area of interest when receiving warnings/alerts.
More information about Kansas weather is available on the Kansas Weather Data Library Web site.
K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.
Story by: Nellie Hillnellieh@ksu.eduK-State Research & Extension News
Mary Knapp is at 785-532-7019