People in Atlanta were surprised by a snowstorm on January 28, 2014. It was a snowstorm they won’t soon forget.
Warm temperatures first caused the snow to melt. The melted snow then turned to ice as the weather got colder.
Driving conditions became dangerous as the snow covered the ice. Cars slid into each other. Some slid off roads or into guard rails. Gridlock paralyzed the city.
Commuters who thought they would be home in 30 minutes were stuck in traffic for hours.
Most people were unprepared because they didn’t know about the storm. Others didn’t think the snow would cause any problems.
But all of this could have been avoided.
Weather experts had warned a storm was coming. People would not have been surprised if they had watched the news.
Of course, not everybody watches the news. And even those who do watch the news don’t watch every day. It would have been easy to miss the news about the storm.
This is why it’s important to have an emergency weather radio. It will alert you to bad weather before it happens.
Midland’s ER300 Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio could have helped the people of Atlanta be more prepared.
Anytime there is a new alert, your radio will sound an alarm. You can then turn on the radio to listen to the details of the alert.
For example, just this morning I was alerted to a high wind warning. They are forecasting winds up to 80 miles per hour west of Denver.
This is useful information. People can plan their trips to avoid the high winds. And they can tie down things like patio furniture and trampolines.
Emergency weather radios would have made sure people in Atlanta knew about the storm. More people would have stayed home. People who decided to go out would have been better prepared, too.
A good emergency weather radio is only $80. It’s worth the money. It could save you from many dangerous situations.
Don’t be scared. Be prepared.
P.S. Midland sent me a complimentary ER300 Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio for review. It is both cost-effective and reliable.
Here’s why I like it:
- Comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery.
- You can charge the battery by hand crank, solar power, or plug-in outlet.
- ‘AA’ battery back-up power option.
- NOAA Weather Radio with Alert – Weather alerts sound when issued on local channel. Be alerted to severe weather before it hits.
- Bright LED flashlight programmed to flash S.O.S. in Morse code.
- Has ultrasonic dog whistle feature so rescue dogs can find you.
- Charge cell phone or tablet through USB connection.