Free Public Alert Radios Are Being Sent to Public Schools Nationwide

"NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards" Radios, or NOAA Public Alert radios as they are sometimes called, are being distributed to public schools across the nation.  This public safety project is a joint effort between the Department of  Homeland Security, Department of  Education, and NOAA’s National Weather Service.

NOAA Public Alert Radios are designed to signal different types of alerts ranging from weather emergencies to child abductions and other law enforcement emergencies.  NOAA Public Alert Radios offer the capability to receive alerts specific to a city, region, or nationwide depending on the circumstance. 

Radios are being sent directly  to the schools along with programming instructions. 
If local public schools in eastern Iowa, western Illinois, or extreme northeast Missouri need help programing their radios, they may contact the NWS office in the Quad Cities at 563-386-3976 or their local Emergency Manager. 

More information:
- About the Public Alert Radios for Schools Program
- Local Public Alert/NOAA Weather Radio Information for the NWS Quad Cities Service Area
- National NOAA Weather Radio All-Hazards Information


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