In the wake of last weeks severe weather many have asked, when will you guys be programming weather radios? I'm proud to report that Fox 6 Weather Radio Wednesday's kicks off next week. Our first big event will be in Center Point on Wednesday, February 8th at Walgreens.
We remain committed to your safety and that is why we look forward to this event every fall and spring season. Folks should never rely on "OUTDOOR WARNING SIRENS." These are not "Tornado Sirens," that is a term that's been mistakingly placed on outdoor warning sirens.
If you do not have a NOAA Weather Radio this is your chance to pick-up a radio and have it programmed for your county. The programmable type will have the abbreviation S.A.M.E on the outside, standing for Specific Area Message Encoding. This will send alerts ONLY when your county is threatened.
If you're attending a radio programming event, you may encounter the following questions.
- Do you have fresh batteries in your NOAA Weather Radio?
The Midland-100 Model takes 3 "AA". Have fresh batteries in your radio when you attend. If there is a power failure, this is your back-up.
- How well are you picking up the signal?
- Have you tried pressing the weather button, to listen to NOAA Weather Radio?
- Can you hear the voice?
Many people live far from transmitter sites and in valley's. Knowing these answers helps us locate the strongest signal nearest to you; a strong signal is key in triggering your radio. We hope to see you next Wednesday at the Walgreens in Center Point. More dates will be announced soon...stay tuned!
Fox 6 Meteorologist