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Severe Storm Tip - Handheld Radios

11/27/2020 (Permalink)

When you live in a coastal region, flood plain, or any area where storms occur SERVPRO of Lake Travis / NW Austin recommends you have a set of handheld 2-way radios for emergency communications for the following reasons:

  1. Cell phones have drastic disadvantages during a severe storm event. Cell towers will be down and power outages may affect the service. 
  2. Handheld 2-way radios do not require towers. 
  3. You should be able to get continuous weather reports
  4. GPS tracking in 2-way radios allow you to know where everyone is if they have it on them. 
  5. You can communicate across distances if you purchase a quality set and have an exclusive channel. 

Keep an extra pack of batteries along with your handheld 2-way radios. Today's batteries have a very long shelf life. Battery life for most handheld radios will last for days.

Even if you don’t live in a coastal region, flood plain or an area where severe storms occur, a set of 2-way radios is a great addition to your emergency kit.

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