A radio is your life line to the out side world, and in a time of need will bring you a peace of mind. If the power is out, and the phones are not working or are jammed up with all the calls. Your radio will help keep you informed.
I would recommend an AM, FM, with weather alert. Other options would be to have the short wave band. Battery, crank, or both would be good to check out. I have had a few crank free play radios, and had problems with two. One was because my son over cranked it, and the other was from a lot of use. Some of them seam to wear out faster than others.
If you canít find a station, the first emergency frequencies to operate will be AM 640, and AM 1240. These are clear channel stations, and part of the original Emergency Broadcast System.
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