Ride Out the Storm with RadioShack during National Weather Preparedness Month
Download Your Free Severe Weather & Emergency Preparedness Checklist Today
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --National Weather
Preparedness Month is the perfect time to make sure your home is ready for
emergencies. As the most convenient and comprehensive weather prep resource
for thousands of neighborhoods nationwide, RadioShack recommends the following
five tips to minimize the impact of bad weather:
1.Make sure everyone in your family or workplace knows the escape routes and
the best place to take shelter.
2.Make sure your emergency kit contains enough fresh water and
non-perishable foods to last 3-5 days per person. Also include a can
opener, first aid kit, flashlights and extra batteries. It is a good idea
to refresh your flashlight and portable radio batteries once a year.
3.Since power may go out, consider keeping a hand-crank battery operated
radio on hand. Weather radios with National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) weather bands, the organization responsible for
issuing warnings during life-threatening weather situations, can give you
as much as eight minutes lead time.
4.Protect your electronics by plugging them into a surge protector or
unplugging them when power outages and surges are likely.
5.Cell phones are often lifelines to the outside world in an emergency,
especially since texts and data may be able to get through when phone
oKeep those lifelines online with backup power such as portable power
banks or solar chargers.
oYour car battery can also provide backup power with a car charger –
or a power inverter for larger items like laptops.
Your local RadioShack and RadioShack.com carry everything you need with one of
the largest weather and emergency radio assortments available. Associates are
also standing by to help you pick the right products to protect your
electronics and keep you connected. In fact, through August of this year with
the help of our customers, RadioShack has raised more than $450,000 in
donations to the American Red Cross directly benefitting communities impacted
by tornados. Disasters can strike at any time and providing assistance to
those in need is important to our associates and our neighborhoods.
RadioShack encourages local customers to closely follow their local emergency
response directions, including evacuation orders. For a complete emergency
preparedness guide, download the FEMA/American Red Cross checklist at
ready.gov/build-a-kit or learn more at redcross.org.
For more tips on how technology can help, visit RadioShack's Weather Prep
Center and download your free Severe Weather & Emergency Preparedness
Media Note: To interview a local representative to help your community prepare
for emergencies, submit your request to Media.Relations@RadioShack.com.
About RadioShack Corporation
RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) is a leading national retailer of innovative mobile
technology products and services, as well as products related to personal and
home technology and power supply needs. RadioShack^® offers consumers a
targeted assortment of wireless phones and other electronic products and
services from leading national brands, exclusive private brands and major
wireless carriers, all within a comfortable and convenient shopping
environment. RadioShack employs approximately 30,000 knowledgeable and
helpful sales experts globally. RadioShack's retail network includes more
than 4,300 company-operated stores in the United States, 270 company-operated
stores in Mexico, and approximately 1,000 dealer and other outlets worldwide.
For more information on RadioShack Corporation, please visit
www.radioshackcorporation.com; to purchase items online, please
visitwww.radioshack.com. RadioShack^® is a registered trademark licensed by
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