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Old 05-28-2006, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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It's also a good idea to get one of those cheap NOAA Weather Radios, if you haven't already. Some models turn-on automatically when the National Weather Service issues a special emergency alert signal for your local area. The National Weather service operates 21 transmitters in North Carolina.

http://www.weather.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

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Old 05-28-2006, 10:00 AM
 
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It's also a good idea to get one of those cheap NOAA Weather Radios, if you haven't already. Some models turn-on automatically when the National Weather Service issues a special emergency alert signal for your local area. The National Weather service operates 21 transmitters in North Carolina.

http://www.weather.gov/nwr/nwrrcvr.htm

Oh thank you for that info. I have to get one of those radios for sure and carry it my purse. LOL
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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For your purposes, an electric standalone receiver designed for residential use would probably be the best. Those usually have the automatic operation feature and backup battery power. The small portable ones are primarily used by backpackers who do not need or want continuous standby operation due to the battery requirements.

The receivers can be found at many retail outlets, including electronics, outdoor sporting goods, and marine accessory stores and catalogs. They can also be purchased via the Internet from online retailers or directly from manufacturers. The best deals are probably over the Internet from a reputable company.

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Old 05-28-2006, 10:29 AM
 
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This is really interesting. I am surprised I never heard of this. Well I guess we never really had that much need for them here. Our weather consist everyday of hot and sunny. July through beginning of Sept........possible blowing dust and maybe an isolated monsoon.
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Old 05-28-2006, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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This is really interesting. I am surprised I never heard of this. Well I guess we never really had that much need for them here. Our weather consist everyday of hot and sunny. July through beginning of Sept........possible blowing dust and maybe an isolated monsoon.
The special emergency tone alerts are for any kind of severe weather event such as approaching thunderstorms, tornado activity, flooding and biological-chemical-nuclear material accidents. Just about for anything doing with emergency public health and safety.

The signal is relatively weak, so each of North Carolina's 21 transmitters can tailor their broadcast only to residents in the affected area. No sense in notifying residents about a hazardous material spill or tornado activity 100 miles away.

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Old 09-09-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Can I ask another question?

We would like to move to Southport and see there is a new community there named "Rivermist" which is built by Pulte. From what I can see online the homes are very reasonably priced, but several people have told us to stay away from Pulte, who used to be Centex. Does anyone know about them and should we not even consider them as builders or that community? Thanks for whatever you can offer.
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