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Weather Radios Available for $26

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SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - There’s an opportunity for people in Sheboygan County to stay better informed in times of emergency.  Emergency Management Director Steve Steinhardt said they have purchased NOAA Weather Radios at a bulk rate and are making them available to the public.  Steinhardt said in additon to weather information, the radios provide alerts on other emergencies, like a hazardous material spill or if the 911 system would go down.  Steinhardt says Sheboygan County doesn’t own any weather sirens, although some municipalities have them.  He says sirens have limited capabilities since they are not meant to warn anyone indoors and give no indication of storm direction or arrival time.  Steinhardt says weather radios do and should be as common as smoke detectors in area homes.  They are available at the chamber office on 8th Street at a cost of $26.

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