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#286819 - 10/19/17 05:10 AM Re: Weather radio [Re: TeacherRO]
Bingley Offline
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Originally Posted By: TeacherRO
there are also nice weather apps for you phone and computer...


Getting weather info from the phone or the computer seems like a supplementary method. In an emergency or disaster, power is likely to go out, cell towers are likely to go out. So I don't think of the computer or the phone as something to be relied upon.

Does anyone know this: is the NWS broadcasting system more robust than cell towers?

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#287138 - 11/19/17 02:55 AM Re: Weather radio [Re: Bingley]
jshannon Offline
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Loc: North Texas
I would think that NOAA broadcasting is more robust than cell towers. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/

The wirecutter article seems to assume you have a home unit with SAME so they are looking at portable models that you might take with you if you leave town, with SAME being not as necessary?

Here are a couple more sites with suggestions, taken from wirecutter references at bottom of article.
http://weatherradios.com/portable-radios
https://www.consumersearch.com/weather-radios

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