Weather radios allow you to receive an up to date weather forecast at a moments notice. The press of a button allows you to tune into your local NOAA weather transmitter and hear a forecast specific to your general area. More advanced models have the ability to proactively alert you to dangerous our rapidly changing weather. The most advanced models support S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology. With SAME not only will you receive proactive alerts, you will also be able to limit the alerts that you receive to a very specific area. This helps ensure that you are only notified when an alert truly affects you.
Emergency radios are necessary during an emergency, such as a storm or an earthquake. They typically operate on battery and/or crank power and provide functions such as an AM/FM radio, flashlight, and weather radio. Advanced models are also equipped with a cell phone charger that can be powered using a crank. These radios are invaluable during an extended power outage or an emergency.