NWS: Florence NOAA Weather Radio Transmitter intermittently offline

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FLORENCE, Ala. – The National Weather Service said NOAA Weather Radio station KIH-57, transmitting on 162.475 MHz out of Florence, was experiencing technical difficulties Saturday morning.

The issues were causing the station to intermittently leave the air.

Technicians were working on the problem, but the Weather Service stated they were unable to provide a restoration time.

They encouraged anyone in the affected area to monitor commercial radio or television for updates.

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION KIH-57, TRANSMITTING OUT OF FLORENCE 
ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.475 MHZ, IS INTERMITTENTLY OFF THE AIR DUE 
TO A COMMUNICATION LINE ISSUE. TECHNICIANS ARE ACTIVELY WORKING ON
THE PROBLEM, THERE IS NO ESTIMATE OF WHEN SERVICE WILL BE 
RESTORED AT THIS TIME.

DURING THE OUTAGE, PERSONS ACROSS THE LISTENING AREA WILL NEED TO
TUNE TO COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST
WEATHER INFORMATION.

As a reminder, The Weather Authority encourages everyone to have multiple ways to receive weather information, especially in case Weather Radio or siren systems have technical issues, such as Huntsville-Madison County EMA’s alert that several sirens are in need of repair.

While we’ll be monitoring the remnants of Hurricane Delta as they move toward the Tennessee Valley, be sure to download Live Alert 19 to stay up to date in your area.

You can also track the remnants of Delta on our Interactive Radar.

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