It's Severe Weather Awareness Week. Are You Prepared?

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week and as the spring season approaches, the weather can become quite unpredictable. It’s always best to stay prepared in case an emergency may occur. Thunderstorms, floods, and tornadoes can develop at any point and depending on the severity, may cause extreme damage. The NextRadio app is here to help you during these time of crisis, here are some of the safety features we bring.  

NextRadio Was Developed With Emergency Radio Broadcast Availability

If your current emergency plan relies on electricity or cell signal dependent, you may need an additional option. American Red Cross recommends listening to the radio during for updates on spring weather emergencies such as tornadoes, thunder storms, floods and power outages.  

If your Android device has an activated FM Chip, then you're able to listen to important emergency alerts from local FM radio via your smartphone. During emergency situations, NextRadio uses less data and battery life compared to streaming apps. Most importantly, since NextRadio doesn't reply on data during emergency situations you can use the app if landlines, Wi-Fi or cell service is down. Be sure to grab a pair of headphones; they act as your built-in FM receiver's antenna, therefore you must plug them in for FM reception. 

NextRadio Will Help Keep You Informed During Weather Emergencies

A NextRadio feature that we're proud of is our ability to provide ALERT FM messages to NextRadio users during man-made or natural disasters. NextRadio works to keep you informed even when the power is out or cellular service is down.

Please read through the steps below to ensure that you have NextRadio emergency alerts set up correctly for zip codes important to you.

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Step 1: Go to your NextRadio App settings and click Emergency Alerts

Step 2: Toggle on Emergency Alerts

Step 3: Enter zip codes for locations you want to be alerted about

Step 4: Exit the settings 

If you don’t have the NextRadio App, download now and make sure to set up emergency alerts before an emergency strikes.

Don’t get caught unprepared. Download the app before an emergency strikes. Tell your family and friends about the safety features of NextRadio to keep your loved ones prepared as well. Stay safe!

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