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Friday, September 30, 2011

Midland Emergency Weather Alert Radio

Midland Emergency Weather Alert Radio

As I look out at the water puddling my yard, I have to wonder about the extreme weather we have been having.   Recently there was a consistent red band on the bottom of the TV warning of tornados.   I don’t live in a tornado prone area so that was troubling, troubling enough that I had difficulty sleeping that night.  I get grumpy when I can’t sleep.  

I got up and found an ap for my beloved Droid X that will alert you to tornados.  It downloaded and setup just fine but it wouldn’t let me put in my location or any other location.  So it was worthless.  

The next day I went to Amazon and searched for an emergency radio.   The Midland WR-120 got good reviews, it has battery backup and it was inexpensive.   The feature I liked most was that you can set it for the weather station closest to your location and filter out the other stuff.   I feel bad if they have a tornado in Harrisburg but I don’t want woken up in the middle of the night about it.   BTW if you set the siren on this puppy be prepared to be launched right out of slumber land.   I had it in another room and still jumped when a flood warning went off last night. 

Overall this is a good product for peace of mind with the crazy weather we have been having. 

Addendum 4/19/12:  The radio babbles constantly, it should have the ability to provide a very narrow range that could be set to hear and to silence the stuff outside of your immediate area. 

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