Goal: Have Weather Radios Become as Common as Smoke Alarms in Homes and Businesses Throughout the State to Help Save Lives and Property from Natural and Man-Made Hazards
Weather Radio Features
- Is an "all-hazards" warning system, used not only for flood and weather related events, but also hazards like tsunamis, volcanic activity, and hazardous releases.
- Has a warning alarm feature, instantly alerting the listener to fast-breaking, potentially life-saving warning messages around the clock.
- Is an integral part of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), providing broadcasters and the public with emergency warning information.
- Weather radios have a battery backup in case of power outages.
- Broadcasts the latest weather forecasts and conditions 24-hours a day.
Awareness Month Activities
- Governor Locke's Proclamation of Weather Radio Awareness Month.
- Heightened awareness for schools and the emergency preparedness community.
- Consumer incentives on weather radios from weather radio manufacturers.
- New coastal weather radio station dedication on Sept 11 in Ocean Shores.
- Complete information about weather radio, where to get weather radios, and consumer incentives from dealers at http://www.emd.wa.gov/
National Weather Service, SEATTLE, Wash. - 206-526-6857
Ted Buehner, Chris Hill, or Maria Lewis
Washington Emergency Management - 253-512-7000
Rob Harper, Mark Clemens, Barb Thurman
If you need further assistance, contact your local National Weather Service office during business hours.
NW Washington - SEATTLE, Wash., 206-526-6087 NE Washington - Spokane, 509-244-6385
SW Washington - Portland, 503-261-9246 SE Washington - Pendleton, 541-276-4493