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NWS Weather Radio Programming

April 15, 2017

Early warnings of severe weather are your best defense, and the Hot Springs Village Fire Department (HSVPD) wants to make sure you’re prepared. HSVFD will be offering NWS Weather Radio programming on April 18th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Cortez Fire Station, 110 Cortez Rd.

The Fire Department will check to make sure your existing radio is working, and that your counties are programmed.  If you have a new radio or you are purchasing one, bring it to the Cortez Station and we will program it for you.

The National Weather Service encourages everyone to use weather radios to receive life-saving warnings and other information from the National Weather Service. The warning alarm precedes tornado and severe thunderstorm watches, and tornado, severe thunderstorm and flash flood warnings, as well as other emergency messages, and is designed to activate specially designed weather radio receivers, providing audible and/or visual warning signals to homes, schools and businesses in the path of the storm.

NWS Weather Radio provides dependable and timely weather information at your fingertips. From day-to-day weather forecasts to warnings of deadly storms, NWR is always available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The broadcast schedule consists of messages, which are repeated every three to five minutes, and are routinely revised to provide up-to-date information.

NWS Weather Radio are sold in many local retail or electronics stores.

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