Weather radio is best bet when storm knocks out power

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Updated: 5/03/2012 3:05 am
In the event of a power failure during severe weather, tornado sirens might not work and you won't be able to watch television.

Bill Curnow with the Red Cross says your preparations for the next storm should include a NOAA weather radio as a failsafe.

"The nice thing about NOAA weather radios is if you don't happen to be near your t-v at the time of the storm, they can automatically turn on, some models can," Curnow said. "They can automatically alert you that disaster is on its way, and many of them have battery back-up so even when the power goes out the radio is still there protecting you, letting you know what's going on."

Curnow says you should also have flashlights, batteries and extra water ready just in case. You should also have a plan to seek shelter and communicate with your family if disaster strikes.
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