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Sound Off: Programming weather radios

Is there someone in town who will help to program a weather radio?

Douglas County Emergency Management officials will gladly help you program your weather radio, assistant director Jillian Rodrigue said. You could come a bit early to the department’s rescheduled Weather 101 Workshop, 7 p.m. March 18 at South Middle School, 2734 Louisiana St. The workshop is free and open to anyone. Or, Rodrigue said, you can simply bring your weather radio to the Emergency Management office on the second floor of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St. She said visitors should call the department at 832-5259 to make an appointment.

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melott 5 years, 2 months ago

Beware. Reception is spotty and unreliable in Lawrence. We are between stations. Where you live it may be reliable or not. It may be reliable except during severe weather. The NWS knows we have a problem but has not has funds appropriated to do anything about it.

Charles L. Bloss, Jr. 5 years, 2 months ago

A simple solution, that works, is to add an outside antenna. I did that, and reception to both stations is very good. We live in the country near Lecompton.

Chris Golledge 5 years, 2 months ago

The smartphone apps Accuweather and Simple Alert will alert you when the national weather service posts bulletins. Simple Alert is more configurable in my experience.

countrygirl 5 years, 2 months ago

p> has an option where you can sign up for free text alerts and you tell them what areas and what types of alerts you want.

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