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NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)

Warnings, watches, and statements that may activate the NWR SAME system include, but are not limited to, the following products:

Weather Hazards

Tornado Warning Tornado Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Flood and Flash Flood Warning Flood and Flash Flood Watch*

Severe Weather Statement Flash Flood Statement*

Special Marine Warning* Winter Storm Warning*

Hurricane Warning Hurricane Statement*

Tropical Storm Warning Tropical Storm Watch

Hazards Relayed from Local Authorities

Avalanche Watch* Avalanche Warning

Child Abduction Emergency Civil Danger Warning

Civil Emergency Message Law Enforcement Warning

Evacuation Immediate Shelter in Place Warning

Hazardous Materials Warning 911 Telephone Outage Emergency

Nuclear Power Plant Warning Radiological Hazard Warning

*NWR SAME activation determined by local needs.

A Warning is issued when the specific hazard is a significant threat to public safety and/or property, probability of occurrence and certainty of location is high, and the onset time is relatively short.

A Watch means conditions are favorable for the hazard but either the start time, probability of occurrence or location is uncertain. Stay alert and tuned to local radio, TV, or NWR.

An Emergency refers to an event that by itself would not kill, injure or do property damage but indirectly may lead to other things that could result in a hazard.




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    Our goals are to help anyone, anywhere, in their hour of need.  

    Our needs are large and many to meet the continuous needs that these people require just to survive one day to the next as they seek a way to carry-on and start over with their lives.


  • What is EAS?

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) designed the Emergency Alert System (EAS) so officials can quickly send out important emergency information targeted to a specific area. After conducting extensive tests of competing technologies, the FCC ruled that EAS would be a digital-based automated system and use coding protocols similar to NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME).

    EAS sends out alerts not just to broadcast media but also to cable television, satellites, pagers, Direct Broadcast Satellite, High Definition Television, and Video Dial Tone. EAS also accounts for the needs of special populations such as the deaf and those with special language requirements. In 1996, EAS replaced the Emergency Broadcast System (EBS).

    While NWR SAME is the National Weather Service's (NWS) primary entry into EAS, you can receive EAS messages via radio and TV stations and many other media. FCC rules also requires broadcasters to monitor at least two independent sources for emergency information, ensuring that emergency information is received and delivered to the public.

    Each state has a State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), chaired by a broadcast and cable representative. These reps are nominated by the SECC membership and appointed by the FCC. Duties of the SECC include:

    • Presiding over training and workshop sessions
    • Acting as liaison with the National Advisory Committee and Local Emergency Communications Committees (LECCs)
    • Performing studies to improve emergency communications.
    • Developing the state EAS plan for broadcast and cable media.

    The LECC support the SECC mission on a local level. The number of LECCs varies widely from state to state. Each LECC is responsible for an area about the size of a typical county. LECC members include broadcasters, cable operators, emergency management officials, other technological personnel, amateur radio operators, utility companies in the service area, and others who have a responsibility or interest in local emergency communications.

    FCC Report and Order amending EAS Rules

    On July 12, 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued the Second Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. The Report and Order is available online in pdf.

    The original 56-page Report and Order states the FCC adopted some key provisions of the 2001 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which NWS supported. Significantly, the FCC adopted a critical provision permitting broadcasters to preselect which EAS messages they wish to display and log. The FCC also adopted a naming convention for old and numerous new event codes, and NWS marine area location codes. The report added several weather event codes that were omitted in the original FCC EAS rules. The FCC also added a Child Abduction Emergency event code for use in connection with local, state and regional AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Plans.

    Broadcast stations and cable systems are not required to upgrade their existing EAS equipment to add the new event and location codes until they replace such equipment. All EAS equipment manufactured after August 1, 2003 must be capable of receiving and transmitting the new event codes. To provide for an orderly transition to the use of the new codes, NWS Headquarters coordinated with warning partners to develop an NWS implementation schedule and outreach information. NWS Headquarters prepared a fact sheet entitled National Weather Service and Changes to the Emergency Alert System (EAS), dated June 23, 2004.

     In the United States:


    • Cause an average of 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries .
    • Produce wind speeds in excess of 250 mph.
    • Can be one mile wide and stay on the ground over 50 miles.


    • Causes an average of 80 fatalities and 300 injuries each year.
    • Occurs with all thunderstorms.

    Strong Winds...

    • Can exceed 100 mph.
    • Can cause damage equal to a tornado.
    • Can be extremely dangerous to aviation.

    Flash Flooding...

    • Is the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms...more than 140 fatalities each year.


    • Causes more than $1 billion in crop and property damage each year.

    elow is the link for additional information on the Voice of NOAA Weather Radio and some of the frequencies by city. 


    Below is the link for all of the Nationwide Frequency listings for the NOAA Weather Radio Broadcasting System


    Below is the link showing the complete coverage maps for all of the United States involving the NOAA Weather Radio


    Below is a link for information on the NOAA Weather Radio ALL HAZARDS Warning System






    Since we are recognized as a true Non-Profit Charitable 501 (c) (3) Organization as defined by the IRS and our staff and workers are all volunteer, you can be assured that your donation will go directly to help those in need and we will be able to continue our programs such as this. 


    Will you please make a tax deductible donation so that we can continue to help those in need?