Do you own a weather radio?
It’s that time of year again, when our news is dominated by reports of severe weather nationwide.
In recent years, we’ve seen heavy springtime tornado and flood activity. Sometimes the impact upon RV campers is heartbreaking.
As much as we love RV camping, we all know that RVs do not offer safe shelter from severe weather. In fact, RVs are just as vulnerable to severe weather as any other vehicle. A powerful tornado can lift the largest Class A motorhome like a child’s toy. Even some thunderstorms possess straight-line winds between 100 and 150 MPH, winds that topple trees and carry dangerous flying debris.
VIDEO: PROGRAMMING A MIDLAND WR300 WEATHER RADIO
Tornadoes, floods, thunderstorms and lightning are not to be taken lightly. Each of these weather conditions can create life threatening situations.
On our own website, Long Long Honeymoon, we have a Severe Weather Survival page with a list of Ten Tips for Surviving Severe Weather – plus a couple of instructional videos (one of which you seen here). It’s crucial that you stay informed of changing weather developments while you are RV camping.
That’s why we own a MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio. We bought it after experiencing severe weather in Michigan while camping in our Airstream.
Overall, we have been happy with the WR300. It has never failed to grab our attention when severe weather is approaching. This sucker gets LOUD!
The WR300 offers AM/FM functionality along with S.A.M.E. code technology. These codes allow you to customize what alerts you want to receive.
Of course there are other radios on the market that are worth considering. What’s most important is that you have one.
A weather radio is no guarantee of safety. But experts agree that owning one is a wise first step. In order to survive severe weather, you need to have fast accurate information about it.