(WEAU)--The damage severe weather causes is downright scary but things can be replaced, people can't! That's why Wisconsin residents are encouraged to get a NOAA Weather Radio. Eau Claire Emergency Manager Tom Hurley says a weather radio is like a 24/7 alarm system for dangerous weather. In areas where cell phone signals or sirens aren't always available or when power it out, the radio system may be your only option.
Hurley says severe weather is unpredictable but if people have advanced warnings of severe thunderstorms or tornados they have a much better chance of getting to safety.
This year once again WEAU has teamed up with Midland Radio and Walgreens on Hastings way, where our team of meteorologists will be on hand this Wednesday 5/22 between 4-7pm to help program your weather radio purchased at the store for a special price.