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The effectiveness of NOAA Weather Radio as an all-hazards alert method in Eastern Loudoun County, Virginia

Michael A. Manning

Abstract


This article examines the results of a study to determine the effectiveness of NOAA Weather Radio as a method of all-hazards public alert in Eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, and identifies the primary obstacles to be overcome to improve system effectiveness.

Keywords


NOAA Weather Radio (NWR), allhazards alert, Emergency Alert System (EAS), Loudoun County, communication, public information

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2007.0007

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