Thursday, May 14, 2009

NOAA Wx Radio Offline in Ft. Payne

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
339 PM CDT THU MAY 14 2009

..NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER IN FORT PAYNE OFFLINE...

NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATION WWF-44...TRANSMITTING OUT OF FORT
PAYNE ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.500 MHZ...IS OFF THE AIR DUE TO A
POSSIBLE POWER FAILURE OR PHONE LINE PROBLEM. WE HAVE CONTACTED
TECHNICIANS TO FIX THE PROBLEM.

DURING THE OUTAGE...PERSONS ACROSS THE LISTENING AREA CAN GET
THEIR WEATHER INFORMATION FROM OTHER STATIONS. THEY INCLUDE:

WNG-554 OUT OF WINCHESTER...TRANSMITTING ON 162.525 MHZ.
WNG-642 OUT OF ARAB...TRANSMITTING ON 162.525 MHZ.

OF COURSE...THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT
OUR WEBSITE...AT HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/HUNTSVILLE /ALL LOWER CASE/.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS OUTAGE MAY CAUSE.

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KULA
Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

1 comment:

martin d.edwards said...

When the tornados hit fort pane we had a weather radio, having the radio if the signal is gone we got lucky and heard a local radio station. Now for my question Has anything been done since then to prevent the station from being out when its needed ? Do you now have a backup power generator. Why have a emergency station or an interruption of t.v. or radio broadcast if it is not even used when it counts an example during 911 it never was used I drove home & later found out on the news We were already at war. Thanks for the warning hmm.