Now that we've moved to Nebraska and obtained a programmable weather radio, I wonder why anyone would not have one. The last couple days have been big weather makers, and I'm sure the little radios can be lifesavers.
My weather radio is fully programmable so I can add or delete counties that are under the gun weatherwise. We live almost on the county line with two other counties, and have those counties programmed to alert us when storms are in those areas as well as our own county, but the storm activity in those counties reported has always been well away from our place, and the alerts for our home county have been spot on and timely.
Now I appreciate knowing where a storm is coming from, but between the number of thunderstorm, flood, and tornado watches and warnings, we seem to be alerted more than I anticipated. The dang thing makes me jump out of my chair even set on it's "low" setting, and hearing about a distant flash flood watch in the middle of the night isn't my favorite way to wake up and I'm considering dropping the alerts for the two nearby counties and see if we get killed.
What do you do?