Weather radios arguably are more reliable than tornado sirens — a horn’s blast could be difficult to hear when your windows are closed and your air conditioning is running. And they’re a necessity for those who live in a mobile home.
Some 20 million Americans live in manufactured homes, and the fatality rate for their residents during a tornado is more than 10 times that of permanent structures.
Storms, floods and tornadoes can strike any month of the year. If you’re a city resident, purchase a weather radio at City Hall, 100 S. Union St.
And if you live in the county, please consider one.