SAME RADIOS

With the new Emergency Alert System (EAS) now in operation, each NWR console is equipped with a Specific Area Message Encoder (SAME). This will allow local government, television, radio, cable systems, and the general public, to be notified of watches and/or warnings affecting their specific area. For example, a resident of Hockley County can set up the SAME receiver to alert only for a dangerous weather situation that will affect Hockley County. Radios with the SAME feature are now being sold by companies such as Radio Shack, Wal-Mart and United Supermarkets for as little as $30. These radios require a user to program the FIPS code(s) for the counties in which they are receiving warning alarms. The FIPS codes for our listening area are as follows: (FIPS codes and SAME codes are identical)

COUNTY
FIPS/SAME Code
COUNTY
FIPS/SAME Code
COUNTY
FIPS/SAME Code
Bailey
048017
Foard
048155
Oldham
048359
Briscoe
048045
Garza
048169
Parmer
048369
Castro
048069
Hale
048189
Randall
048381
Childress
048075
Hall
048191
Stonewall
048433
Cochran
048079
Hardeman
048197
Swisher
048437
Collingsworth
048087
Hockley
048219
Terry
048445
Cottle
048101
Kent
048263
   
Crosby
048107
King
048269
Greer (OK)
040055
Deaf Smith
048117
Lamb
048279
Harmon (OK)
040057
Dickens
048125
Lubbock
048303
Jackson (OK)
040065
Donley
048129
Lynn
048305
Curry (NM)
035009
Floyd
048153
Motley
048345
Quay (NM)
035037

The state code for Texas is "048" and the county code is indicated by the three numbers following the state code. Example: Lubbock's county code is 303. The state code for New Mexico is "035," and for Oklahoma is "040".


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