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By: Mike Breunling
By: Mike Breunling

 

 Wisconsin Weather Radio Safety Campaign 2011

In cooperation with the National Weather Service (NWS), Wisconsin Emergency Management, Midland Radio Corp., and local Walgreens stores, I am pleased to announce NewsChannel 7's participation in this year's Weather Radio Safety Campaign.

Until August 31, participating Walgreens stores will be offering All Hazards Weather Alert Radios at reduced prices.

The radios included in the program are those shown here: model WR-100 (desktop model-shown in white to the left) and HH54VP (hand-held model-shown in black below). You can click on each model number to get the specifications for each radio.

The National Weather Service operates more than 1,000 weather radio transmitters nationwide,  broadcasting to 98% of the U.S. population, including throughout Wisconsin.

Some of the benefits of Weather Radios include:

-The broadcasts are continuous: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, providing weather updates, as well as information on other hazardous emergencies

-The radios are portable-can be taken anywhere, and operate both via AC and batteries

-The radios can be set to sound an alert-tone for specified weather watches, warnings and other emergencies, for specific counties

Use the Weather Radio as part of your Home or Business Safety program.  The radio can alert you to threatening weather, then turn to the NewsChannel 7 platforms for all your additional coverage, including Channel 7, the 24/7 Weather Channel, Facebook, and mobile alerts.

For more general information on NWS All Hazards Weather Alert Radios, click here.

Here is a list of participating Walgreens stores in our area:

105 Central Bridge Street, Wausau  715-845-8279

5305 Bus. Hwy 51 S, Weston  715-355-9640

101 N Center Ave, Merrill  715-539-0218

2204 Neva Road, Antigo  715-627-7430

900 Illinois Ave-Saint Michael's Hospital, Stevens Point  715-344-6834

10 Park Ridge Drive, Stevens Point  715-344-7368

3301 Church St, Stevens Point  715-345-2843

1012 N Central Ave, Marshfield  715-384-9703

3200 8th Street S, Wisconsin Rapids  715-424-4082

421 Eisenhower Pkwy, Rhinelander  715-369-1079

If you have any questions about the program, please post a comment below, or send an email to me at mbreunling@wsaw.com

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