NOAA Weather Radios
Weather radios give you up-to-date weather forecasts at a seconds notice. With the simple press of a button, you can to tune into your local NOAA weather transmitter and hear a forecast for your area. Some weather radios can proactively alert you to dangerous weather conditions. The most advanced weather radios support S.A.M.E. (Specific Area Message Encoding) technology. With SAME, not only will you receive alerts, but you can specify alerts to a very specific area.
Emergency radios typically operate on battery or crank power, and provide functions such as an AM/FM radio, flashlight, and weather radio. Some advanced emergency radios also have a cell phone charger that can be powered using a crank. These radios are invaluable during an extended power outage or an emergency.