NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio

NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service (NWS) office. NWS offices broadcast official warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NOAA weather radio broadcasts may include information such as:

  • Natural disaster warnings for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, extreme heat or severe winter weather
  • Environmental disaster warnings like hazardous material spills, chemical releases and oil spills
  • Public safety warnings that include Amber Alerts, 9-1-1 telephone outages and national emergencies

The Plano Department of Emergency Management recommends that you purchase a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio with single area message encoding S.A.M.E. technology. This technology allows the radio to broadcast messages specific to a single county rather than the entire forecast office area. Our local county codes are: 04085 (Collin County) and 048121 (Denton County).

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