HURRICANE CENTRAL - It's important to have a battery-powered radio in case electricity goes out during a storm.
The NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio broadcasts weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. It sends out weather advisories, watches and warnings 24 hours a day and can be run on batteries. An alarm on the radio notifies you within seconds, no matter what time of day, when severe weather threatens. You can buy a weather radio at most major retail stores.