In tune with storms

Published 10:02 pm Monday, June 30, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Music and entertainment are things that pop into mind when radio is mentioned. But Escambia County Emergency Management director David Adams, says a radio can be so much more than an entertainer.
Weather radios, available at area merchant locations, can be a source for preparation before a hurricane strikes the coast, Adams said.
Weather radios have been built with technology that allows owners to hear specific details that have an effect on their area.
Adams said the radio broadcasts, which are managed by members of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, will keep listeners in tune to weather related information.
Although the radios wouldn't give specific local information, Adams said they will be able to instruct listeners how to find other sources of information.
Members of the local EMA office are compiling a network of information outlets, Adams said.
For more information on weather radios or emergency preparedness, the Escambia County EMA office can be reached at 867-0232.