Your phone can warn you hurricanes, tornadoes & even civil unrest

Tech Corner

POSTED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:17am

The most important step to being prepared for natural disasters is being informed.

And then receiving emergency reports from civil authorities.

They can be a life saver.

The Emergency Radio at allows a person to tune into thousands of live radio communications from weather statements to police, fire and armature radio.

A smart phone can pretty much tune into frequencies wherever it is and pretty much anywhere in the country.

This app is usually a $1.99 but it's on sale for $0.99 for the iPhone and iPad.

At $9.99 the iMap Weather Radio is expensive, but it is very responsive and allows the consumer to listen to weather forecast on demand and it also sounds a warning on the smart phone when the National Weather Service alert issues an advisory for your location.

Consumers can also set it to follow them as their traveling.

For more information go to

 PC Mike Wendland reporting.

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