Next Sunday, November 6, 2016 will be the end of Daylight Saving Time and that means its time to set the time back an hour, for those clocks that don’t automatically make the change.
Twice a year we are often reminded to change the battery in the smoke detector. I’d like to ask you to also change the batteries in your weather radio.
I consider a weather radio to be a device that can provide you with life saving information, just like the alarm from your smoke or carbon monoxide detector.
The National Weather Service tests the weather radio every Wednesday in Kansas City at 11 AM and 7 PM. This is a good way to verify that your weather radio is working and ready to alert you to weather events.
We noticed one Wednesday evening that our radio did not receive the weekly test. I pressed the bar on the radio to play the weather information and heard nothing. It was time to get a new weather radio but if we had not been paying attention to the weekly tests, we might not have discovered the radio was no longer working.
Weather alerting apps on your smart phone are a great idea to use too, but nothing beats a weather alert radio at home. If you need a weather radio, here is the one we have from Amazon.
Midland WR120/WR120EZ NOAA Weather Alert All Hazard Public Alert Certified Radio with SAME, Trilingual Display and Alarm Clock – Box Packaging by Midland
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