September could be a good time to invest in a weather radio
September 4, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 4, 2010
September serves as a reminder for residents to prepare for natural disasters and inclement weather, because the state observes National Preparedness Month and Weather Radio Awareness Month.
Now makes for a good time to add a weather radio to a home or business preparedness kit. La Nina could mean much more active winter weather in the Pacific Northwest.
The radios receives broadcasts about the latest weather forecasts and conditions 24-hours a day, and operate on special frequencies not found on regular AM and FM bands.
Turn to the state Emergency Management Division for more information about preparedness. The site has complete weather radio information, plus information about discounts from vendors.
Officials have planned a statewide earthquake drill and coastal tsunami warning communications test for Sept. 15. Many residents, businesses and schools plan to participate in the drills.