NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Weather radios can be purchased at most electronics and department stores, or over the internet. Different models are available with a variety of features and prices. Some models can even be customized with your county FIPS code so they will only alarm with your warnings — and not for a storm 50 miles away.
For additional information on NOAA Weather Radio, see the national page at: http://weather.gov/nwr/
PROGRAMMING YOUR WEATHER RADIO
We recommend weather radios with SAME alert technology, especially for receiving weather bulletins at night or while asleep. Weather radios are a must for people who live in mobile homes or do not have a basement, to ensure sufficient time to find safe shelter in case of tornadoes or extreme winds.
In order to program your weather radio specifically for your home location, you need two pieces of information.
1) The channel (frequency) of the nearest weather radio transmitter.
2) The SAME code, so that you can set the radio to only sound alerts for the county in which you live.
Winnabow, NC – 162.550 MHz (KHB-31) serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, Pender and southern Sampson counties, and the North Carolina coastal waters between Surf City and Little River Inlet.
Aynor, SC – 162.400 MHz (KEC-95) serving western Brunswick, southern Columbus, southern Dillon, eastern Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Williamsburg counties and the South Carolina coastal waters between Little River Inlet and Cape Romain.
Florence, SC – 162.550 MHz (WXJ-22) serving Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion, Marlboro, and Williamsburg counties, and relaying warnings for Chesterfield, Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, and Sumter counties.
St. Pauls, NC – 162.475 MHz (WXL-50) serving Moore, Harnett, Hoke, Scotland, Cumberland, Marlboro, Dillon, Robeson, Bladen and Columbus.
Georgetown, SC – 162.500 MHz (WNG-628) serving Georgetown, eastern Williamsburg County and the coastal waters from Little River Inlet to South Santee River, SC.
For additional information on programming your radio visit http://www.weather.gov/ilm/wxradio