Emergency alert radios broadcast emergency and weather information across campus and have been tested to ensure operation in all buildings. Every building manager or warden and academic/staff unit should have one of these radios.
A NOAA Weather Radio receives weather information broadcast by The National Weather Service (NWS). Information may include warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You must have one of these radios to receive the warnings.
The following model features provide the maximum safety:
- Tone Alarm: the radio will activate when the NWS sends out a signal that there is a weather emergency
- SAME: the radio can be customized for specific counties
- Battery Backup: if the electricity is off, the radio will continue to work
Weather radios are available from many manufacturers and typically run $30-$80
Learn more about weather radios
If you have questions about buying a NOAA weather radio, please contact the IU Emergency Management Office:
- IU Bloomington 812-855-2004
- IUPUI 317-274-8152
- email firstname.lastname@example.org