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  NOAA Public Alert Radios are being distributed to schools in your community to help safeguard the students in your care.  With 24/7 capability and battery back-up, the radio is always on guard to alert school personnel to severe weather conditions, terrorist threats, and other emergencies in your immediate area, even when other communication lines are unavailable.   Title Page When Seconds Count Radio Provides Alerts Emergency Plan How Radio Works Planning for Safety Register Radio Sponsors View PDF Version  

This school distribution program is sponsored by:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce/
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Federal Emergency Management Agency/Citizen Corps



When Seconds Count

  The NOAA Public Alert Radio, also known as NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards, is a powerful safety tool, with dozens of alerts and a broadcast capability that ensures direct access to information on a wide range of emergencies.† Whether itís a telephone outage disrupting 911 services, an approaching tornado, local roads overrun by flash floods, a derailed train posing a hazardous material threat, or an immediate need to be on the lookout for an abducted child, the radio sounds an immediate alarm. And whether the emergency is national or specific to your community, you can count on the NOAA Public Alert Radio to signal the danger and recommend safety steps.    
America is safer when our schools are safer

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