NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the Raleigh Weather Office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NWR works with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System to be your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with federal, state, and local emergency managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warnings and post-event information for all types of hazards, including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases, evacuations or oil spills), and public safety announcements (such as AMBER alerts or 911 telephone outages).
Check your present weather radio to make sure it's set on the correct frequency and make sure the batteries are strong. Greensboro Emergency Management recommends you change your Weather Alert transmitter batteries every six months.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tests the NOAA Weather Alert All Hazard Radio system every Wednesday at 11 am. Keep your unit on 'Alert' so you receive the test, as well as any actual alerts.