Saturday, April 11, 2009

NOAA Weather-Alert Radios Available Free to
Day Care, Adult Foster Care Homes In Ludington Area

Story from Ludington Daily News

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week and a good time to remind state licensed day cares and adult foster care facilities they may receive a free NOAA weather-alert radio.

“It provides a good warning for people who may not have their TVs or radios on,” Elizabeth Reimink, Mason County Emergency Management coordinator, said about the radios.

They are small, about the size of a hand, Reimink said, but loud and are designed to wake people if a warning comes at night.

“They’re programmed to receive alerts from the National Weather Service,” she said, adding that the warnings will start with a tone and then relay messages about potential storms to affected areas. Those messages will include information about the storm, the area that may be affected and the storm’s duration.

Reimink said she received grant money and bought several of the radios and has tried to contact area day care and adult foster care facilities.

“But I want to make sure no one’s missed,” she said, adding they can contact her at 408 Resseguie St., Suite 100, 845-5911.

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