Weather Radio Features:
- Allows you to disable the siren and voice alert modes and hear only those emergency broadcasts you have selected.
- Monitors all seven NOAA emergency alert weather channels.
- Adjustable siren volume and flashing LED alert.
- Attractive and affordable weather radio perfect for use at either the home or office.
- Built-in clock and alarm with snooze function.
- LED displays 48 different watches or warnings.
- Instruction manual included.
- Receives NOAA warnings of severe weather and environmental dangers.
- Receives public alert warnings for civil emergencies, terrorist attacks, problems at nuclear plants, industrial fires, chemical spills, biological hazards and Amber alerts.
- SAME technology filters out non-local emergency alerts.
- Monitors National Weather Radio broadcasts of local forecasts and regional conditions.
- Telescoping antenna reception range is from 25 to 50 miles depending on conditions.
- User-selectable 90-decibel siren, flashing visual alert or voice message.
- Backlight allows easy viewing in low- light conditions.
- Backlight can be set to light for 5 seconds or set to always on.
- External jack accepts various accessories.
- Audio output jack works for headphones or external audio amplifier.
- Powered by AC adapter (included).
- Portable use requires 4 AA alkaline batteries (not included).
- Battery system works for approximately 30 hours if normal power fails.
Ways to help the current tornado victims:
American Red Cross
Anyone wishing to donate to relief efforts can call the American Red Cross at 618-529-1525, or donate online at www.redcrossstl.org, or text RedCross to 90999 for an immediate $10 donation.
For in-kind donations, please connect with their partner organization the United Way of Southern Illinois http://www.uwsihelps.org/. The Red Cross does not have the resources to accept and distribute in-kind donations.
Immediate help can be given by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by going to www.STLSalvationArmy.org to make a donation by credit card. Checks may be mailed to The Salvation Army, PO Box 21787, St. Louis, MO 63109. Please designate the gift "Storm Relief." Cell phone users may also text the word ARCH to 80888 to make a $10 donation.
At this time, in-kind donations are not being accepted as financial donations are better to allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of survivors.
Harrisburg volunteer hotline
Harrisburg Police Chief Bob Smith has established a volunteer hotline. Anyone wishing to volunteer with relief efforts should call 618-252-3732. They will be added to a list and called as needed once they are able to assess how volunteers can best be of assistance.
Anyone interested in volunteering or providing recovery assistance in the Branson area should visit www.volunteerbranson.org.