Our first post-Fiona emergency preparedness purchases arrived today: two Midland ER210 emergency crank weather radios, the Wirecutter runner-up pick. They were $67 each, ordered online, on sale, from Cabela’s.
AM, FM, and weather radio, powered by crank, solar, or USB charging.
In the late just-pre-Fiona hours, Lisa and I rambled around town looking for D-cell batteries to power her boombox, finding the shelves empty (a resourceful neighbour came through for her in the end); across town I had no radio at all but the one in my car. Next time, we’ll be better prepared.
I missed radio updates for several days until I realized I have an clock radio that runs the radio portion on a 9v battery, which I had on-hand.
We have a Midland, too. It was purchased in 2016, but used for the first time during Fiona. Glad we had it. Everyone should have one!
We have the RunningSnail MD-090P which sat in a box for 2 years only to be taken out in time for Fiona. First time I have listened to the radio in years.