County emergency agency offers discounted weather radios to warn of hazardous storms

Osage County Emergency Management continues to sell discounted weather radios through a hazard mitigation grant from Kansas Division of Emergency Management.

The agency is selling Midland Rechargeable and Portable model HH54VP2 all-hazard radios for $12 each. There is a limit of one radio sold to each household or business, and they available only to Osage County residents.

Bryce Romine, Osage County emergency management coordinator, said Monday the county has about 150 radios still to be sold through the program.

Weather radios are available at the Osage County Sheriff’s Department, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the Osage County Senior Center, 604 Market St., Osage City.

The radios will be programmed to receive information for the Osage County area. The radios receive signals from a network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from National Weather Service offices across the country. The broadcasts include warnings, watches, forecasts, current weather observations, and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Battery-powered and rechargeable radios can signal weather hazards even during power outages.

For more information about the county’s weather radio distribution, contact Romine at 785-828-3323, or visit the emergency management office at 131 W. 14th St., Lyndon.


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