NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information from the nearest National Weather Service (NWS) office. NWS offices broadcast official warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. NOAA weather radio broadcasts may include information such as:
Natural disaster warnings for severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, extreme heat or severe winter weather
Environmental disaster warnings like hazardous material spills, chemical releases and oil spills
Public safety warnings that include Amber Alerts, 9-1-1 telephone outages and national emergencies
The Plano Department of Emergency Management recommends that you purchase a NOAA All-Hazards Weather Radio with single area message encoding SA.M.E technology. This technology allows the radio to broadcast messages specific to a single county rather than the entire forecast office area (many counties). Our local county codes are: 04085 (Collin County) and 048121 (Denton County).