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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
945 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

...BIRMINGHAM NOAA WEATHER RADIO IS OFF THE AIR...

THE BIRMINGHAM NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTER...BROADCASTING ON A
FREQUENCY OF 162.550 MHZ...IS OFF THE AIR.

WE ARE WORKING WITH TECHNICIANS TO GET IT BACK UP AND RUNNING AS
SOON AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER...IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT WILL NOT BE BACK
INTO SERVICE UNTIL ON OR ABOUT MAY 3RD. IN THE MEANTIME...PLEASE
TUNE TO LOCAL MEDIA...SOCIAL MEDIA AND COMMERCIAL RADIO FOR THE
LATEST SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION. BACKUP NOAA WEATHER RADIO
TRANSMITTERS ARE:

TUSCALOOSA...BROADCASTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.400 MHZ...
ONEONTA...BROADCASTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.425 MHZ...AND
ANNISTON...BROADCASTING ON A FREQUENCY OF 162.475 MHZ.

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON BACKUP TRANSMITTERS FOR YOUR
COUNTY...PLEASE GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV/BMX

KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT ALL BACKUP TRANSMITTERS WILL TONE FOR YOUR
SPECIFIC COUNTY...SO PLEASE STAY WEATHER AWARE DURING THE OUTAGE.

FINALLY...CERTAIN WEATHER RADIOS WILL BEGIN TO BEEP CONSTANTLY IF A
WEEKLY TEST DOES NOT OCCUR AT LEAST EVERY 10 DAYS.  THE LAST WEEKLY
TEST OCCURRED ON APRIL 19TH.  THIS MEANS THAT IF THE TRANSMITTER IS
NOT OPERATIONAL BY APRIL 29-30...CERTAIN WEATHER RADIOS WILL BEEP
CONSTANTLY UNTIL A WEEKLY TEST CAN BE CONDUCTED.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS
OUTAGE MAY CAUSE.

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