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.
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.