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View Diary: My Weather Radio Alarm Just Went Off (49 comments)

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  •  Will a phone wake you up? (3+ / 0-)

    My parents in Kansas have been thankful for their bedside weather radio's ability to flip on and blast a tornado warning loud enough to wake them up and get them moving to the basement more than a couple of times.

    •  Yes, the emergency alert tone is quite loud and I (1+ / 0-)
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      keep it next to my bed when charging anyway.  The only time it ever went off was when I was down in St Louis and fortunately I had already parked and was about to go into the show venue when I got the tornado warning alert so I just went inside.

      Those alerts also go by both your location and the alert location, not just by county (at best) or weather broadcast area (at worst).  As an example, if a tornado was spotted at the opposite edge of the county and headed away from you (and out of the county) then there is probably no need to head to the basement at that point yet most radios will still alert.

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Fri May 31, 2013 at 03:57:39 AM PDT

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