County Offering More Discounted Weather Radios Monday

By: Release (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: Release (Posted by Josh Mabry)

From Shawnee County Emergency Management:

On Monday December 17, 2012 from 2pm to 6pm the Shawnee County Department of Emergency Management will be at Shawnee Lake’s Reynolds Lodge, Tinman Circle, Topeka, KS, 66605, Topeka, KS, to sell discounted weather radios.

The Midland WR120 “All Hazards Radio” radios will be sold at a price of $7.70 and must be purchased with cash only. The radios will be sold at a first come first serve basis. Purchasers must be able to show they are a resident of Shawnee County at the time of purchase. One radio per address is allowed under the grant guidelines.

The discounted radios are part of the All Hazards Weather Radio Grant program the department has been working since October 2012. This will be the last opportunity to purchase the radios from the department in 2012. There are approximately 150 radios remaining.

The department will also be hosting a Citizens Corps dinner from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm at the same location.

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. Volunteer groups associated with Citizens Corps in Shawnee County consist of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Capitol Area Animal Response Team (CAART) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

CERT has been instrumental in the weather radio distribution by volunteering hundreds of hours in setting up, programming and selling the weather radios.

Call the Shawnee County Department of Emergency Management at 785-233-8200 Ext. 4152 or Ext 4153 if you have any questions.


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