NOAA Weather radios broadcast service that airs normal and emergency weather information.
NWR broadcasts warnings for all types of hazards:
- Weather - tornadoes, floods, etc
- Natural - earthquakes, forest fires and volcanic activity
- Technological - chemical releases, oil spills, nuclear power plant emergencies, etc.
- National emergencies - terrorist attacks
If the radio is off or tuned to another band, it automatically turns on and goes to the weather band for emergency weather information.