I hope so. Though many disasters knock out normal communication methods such as cell phones, TV, and Internet – radio often continues on as a reliable source of information.
If you do not have a battery powered radio with extra batteries – get one. Stores like Big Lots often carry radios for as little as $5 – $10.
Amazon also carries a large variety of radios – here are a few examples:
Midland ER102 Emergency Radio – $44.55 [I own this radio and use it often]
ETON FR600B Solar Link Self-Powered AM/FM/SW/NOAA S.A.M.E. Weather Radio with Flashlight, Siren. Solar Power, and Cell Phone Charger – $67.65 [This thing looks cool]
There are many more but the above list spans the price range and feature availability a bit.
Remember – one is none and two is one.
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