I can’t stress enough the importance of having a weather radio. They truly do saves lives. Maybe you’ve had a weather radio in the past, and got tired of getting woken up in the middle of the night for a warning that wasn’t for you, and got tired of the false alarms. Today’s weather radio’s are a lot different! Most of them come with S.A.M.E. technology (Specific Area Message Encoding). This is where you tell the radio, to only alert you for specific location, usually at the county level. You can program it for just 1 county or several. This ends the issue with alerts that you don’t want to hear! These weather notifications, especially at night, are important and can keep you and your family safe, informed and “Weather Aware”.
Fortunately, here in the Charlotte area we have a great local business that not only has great products, but they support the Amateur Radio/GMRS community as well. (We haven’t been paid to promote them at all). Buytwowayradios.com
They have a great Weather Radio, that isn’t too expensive, and has the SAME tech built in. I personally have one of these radios and it’s a good product. Midland WR-120 Weather Radio
Please, even if you don’t buy one from them, pick up a weather radio, and stay weather aware!