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Emergency Management leader encourages the use of weather radios

Posted by wlpo on April 6, 2013

Do you hear the tornado sirens when they are tested each month?  Chances are good you don’t notice them because the outdoor warning sirens are intended to alert people who are outside, not in their homes.

That’s why La Salle County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Fred Moore says you should have a NOAA weather radio in your home.

He compares them to having a CO detector and smoke alarms.  A weather radio can be programed to only sound alerts for your area.

La Salle County EMA is working with Walgreens to give away one weather radio at each store in Peru, Ottawa and Streator.

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