CAREY, Ohio - The Ohio Emergency Management Agency activated a new weather radio transmitter here yesterday, improving broadcast service to an estimated 159,000 households in 13 counties.
The transmitter, which broadcasts weather information on radio frequency 162.525 mHz, will expand or strengthen the broadcast signal in all or parts of Allen, Crawford, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Wood, Wyandot, Logan, Marion, and Union counties.
The transmitter was paid for with a $46,000 federal grant and is the fifth new transmitter activated by the Ohio EMA during the past two years.
About 97.5 percent of Ohio's population is now within radio range of one or more of the state's 14 weather-radio towers.
State officials recommend that all Ohioans have weather radios in their homes and businesses to receive severe-weather warnings. Weather radios are available at most electronics stores.