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NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts official National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
With a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio you can tune to 162.400MHz, which is channel 1 on most models, and receive 24/7 weather information affecting the City of Richardson and other nearby areas directly from the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. Use the Specific Area Messaging Encoding (SAME) codes 048085 for Collin County and 048113 for Dallas County.
If your NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio has an alert function, you can receive alerts even when the radio is silent. When the NWR transmitter sends out a special tone, your silent NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio picks that up and sounds an alert tone then broadcasts the emergency message automatically.
Richardson Emergency Management works closely with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth to provide timely and informative alerts over NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio and suggests that every home and business have a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio. Look for the Public Alert logo on any weather radio you purchase. The logo means that it is certified by the Consumer Electronics Association to function correctly with National Weather Service and Emergency Alert System warnings.  

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If you would like to purchase a radio, local Richardson businesses stock different models of NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radios that range in price from $10.00 to $70.00.
Last updated: 11/7/2013 8:19:16 AM