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News 19 meteorologists strongly recommend you get a NOAA weather radio.  It costs about $40 and will alert you during a severe weather situation, if programmed correctly.

Please get a NOAA weather radio with Specific Area Message Encoding, or S.A.M.E.

We recommend the Midland WR-120.

NOAA weather radio
A Midland NOAA weather radio

News 19 Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson demonstrates how to program the Midland WR 120 model in the video clip.

Here’s a list of NOAA weather radio frequencies. There, you’ll also find information on the S.A.M.E. codes.