When things go bad you don’t want to be in the dark. It’s never a good feeling to be unaware of whether a storm will get worse before it gets better or to feel unsure about the possibility of rescue arriving before your situation gets worse.
An emergency radio will help you stay connected to the latest news and updates even when the Internet is down or the power is out. It can be your last line for receiving critical, life-saving information in an emergency situation.
The most basic purpose of emergency radios is to provide a functional means of receiving AM and FM broadcasts in the event of a power outage or isolation from civilization. These radios typically operate on minimal or renewable power sources, such as batteries or solar power (1).