In the event of a special warning broadcast, the radio is automatically activated along with a loud tone, a flashing LED indicator and an “alert” message on the LCD. Emergency weather bulletins include alerts about: tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, ice/snow storms and other severe weather. Other emergencies might include: Amber alert, hazardous explosions, fires, chemical spills and other civil emergencies.
In addition, this weather radio has the “S.A.M.E. Digital Weather/Hazard Alert” feature, providing you with constant monitoring of your localized NWS broadcast. The S.A.M.E. decoding receiver allows you to hear only messages for the area(s) concerning you. Runs on AC power (adapter included), or 3 AA batteries.