NOAA radios unusable during severe weather

Issue with phone equipment makes transmitter inoperable

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – As strong storms trekked across Central Florida on Wednesday, NOAA weather radios were not usable because of an issue with a transmitter, officials said.

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According to the National Weather Service, the Daytona Beach NOAA weather radio transmitter KIH-26, operating on a frequency of 162.400 megahertz, was out of service until after 3 p.m.

Weather officials said the phone company was notified of the outage, which was later corrected.

The transmitter serves Brevard, Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Lake, Flagler and Putnam counties.

The NWS said weather radio listeners should watch local news outlets for severe weather information until the outage is corrected.The News 6 Pinpoint Weather App can also keep you up to date, with push alerts, weather warnings, one-touch radar and more. Click here to download it for free!

A similar issue occurred last month in the Orlando area.

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