Friday, December 22, 2006

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea

If you're like me, you still have some of that last minute Christmas shopping to do. Here's an idea for that person on your list that seems to have everything. How about a NOAA weather radio? One of these radios is a must have for any home or business. I'd say its just as important as a smoke detector. Unfortunately, a lot of homes don't have one of these radios.

Some North Carolina residents learned about the importance of a weather radio earlier this year when a tornado devastated parts of Columbus County just before 7am in the morning. Columbus County residents were preparing for their day at work and getting their kids ready for the school day. Many were not tuned into a local news source to alert them of a tornado warning that had been issued for their hometown. If they had a weather radio in their home, it would have automatically sounded to alert them that they needed to take cover.

Think about it for a moment.... What if a tornado warning or another severe alert was issued in the middle of the night while you were sleeping? How would know that you and your family needed to take cover? NOAA weather radios can be programmed to sound an alarm when a warning is issued. You can even program the latest models of the radio to only sound an alarm when issued for your county.

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You can find weather radios at most stores that sell other radios and electronics. It may be the perfect gift for someone that's still on your holiday shopping list, and it could be a life saver. Don't have one in your home already? It may be a good gift to give your household this year.

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