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Call to action: Get Informed

NOAA Weather Radio - Live weatherwiseThe most important part of protecting yourself, loved ones, and property is knowing when you are at risk from a tropical cyclone. Your best source for this information is the National Weather Service. We are the authority for issuing official tropical cyclone watches, warnings, and advisories.

Others may provide forecasts but we are the primary source that state and local emergency managers choose in determining their courses of action. For over 130 years we, in the National Weather Service, have been serving and protecting you. It is our duty to monitor the tropics and alert you to any dangers. Why then would you consider any other source?

How do you get this information? The most reliable method is via the NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts. NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from your local National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard and local information 24 hours a day. The information boradcast on the NWR is tailored for your area.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System, NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards, not just tropical cyclones, such as earthquakes and volcano activity, and environmental such as chemical releases or oil spills.

NWR includes more than 670 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. Discover more about the NOAA Weather Radio and how it and the National Weather Service can serve you.

This is your call to action!

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