National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio Information

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The best way to survive an emergency is to know when it’s coming so you can take appropriate action. A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio is the optimal way to hear watches and warnings from the National Weather Service (NWS) even if they are issued in the middle of the night. NOAA Weather Radios are recommended as standard equipment in every home and public gathering place.

As a part of personal preparedness, the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) encourages everyone to have a NOAA radio and know how to use it. OEP encourages UGA Departments to purchase a Midland WR300 weather radio, which includes an AM/FM feature. If a Department needs help programming this radio, please contact Pete Golden, (706) 542-7578.

When programming your weather radio, use this link “Georgia County Coverage” to find your county’s SAME#, NWR Transmitter, Frequency, Call Sign and Watts.

In addition to the National Weather Service’s Website please take time, in advance of an emergency, to read/download these informative links and flyers listed below.

Contact the Office of Emergency Preparedness if you have any additional questions regarding using weather radios on campus.

Programing video for the Midland weather radio.

Information from NOAA on Weather Radios.