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Common weather radio

Thunderstorms, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, bomb scares, chemical spills and brush fires. These are just a few of the potential hazards residents can face in Lake County.

Having a battery operated, tone-alert NOAA Weather Radio in your home is like having your own personal tornado siren – only it will alert you of all these impending dangers. In every Lake County home, a NOAA Weather Radio should be as common as a smoke detector.

A weather radio broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other non-weather related hazard information 24 hours a day.

SAME Codes
  • Lake - 012069
  • Marion - 012083
  • Orange - 012095
  • Osceola - 012097
  • Polk - 012105
  • Seminole - 012117
  • Sumter - 012119
  • Volusia - 012127
Local NWS transmitters

  • Q. What type of weather radio should I buy?
  • A. What radio you should buy depends on your personal needs. The most useful features in a weather radio are battery backup, tone alarm, SAME technology and selectable alerting of events.
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Links to owner's manuals
Free weather radio program

The Lake County Office of Emergency Management offers free weather radios to residents who are in the most need.

The program is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis to Lake County residents that fall into the federal poverty guidelines when funding sources and supplies exist. The provided weather radios come with one set of batteries. Before accepting the weather radio, applicants must agree to keep the weather radio positioned for optimum reception, plugged in and batteries replaced at a minimum of once yearly or when the device indicates a low battery.

To apply for the program, call the Office of Emergency Management at 352-343-9420. You may also use this form.

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