Friday, February 02, 2007

A Tornado & A Weather Radio: The Best $35 You'll Ever Spend

The recent tornado that has ripped through Central Florida has left at least 14 people dead as of Friday afternoon. Here's a link to the full story.

The storm cut through the region in the middle of the night when most people were sleeping. Because of that late night stealth move, a weather specialist at a Fox station in Tampa urges consumers to invest in a $35 weather radio.

The meteorologist --Paul Delgado -- offers this explanation for his recommendation of a weather radio for safety.

1. The cost is relatively low.

2. We should leave our radios (with batteries) on at all times in a closet.

3. The radio can be programmed to filter out clutter and to alert you if a tornado is about to strike.

"Leave it on. The radio will wake you up if a tornado warning is issued for your area," Delgado said.

Bottom Line: The loud warning from the radio will wake you up in the middle of the night and give you the opportunity to scramble for a safe room in the event of a serious storm.

"It could be the best $35 you've ever spent," Delgado said.


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