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National Weather Service salutes weather radio initiative

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June 22, 2007

Washington DC --- WALB and Harvey's supermarkets were honored by the National Weather Service.

WALB Chief Meteorologist Yolanda Amadeo was on hand to receive one of 15 Mark Trail awards handed out to individuals and organizations across the country.

WALB and Harvey's were recognized for contributions in promoting and providing the NOAA weather radios.

"Harvey's and WALB-TV's Yolanda Amadeo teamed up to make NOAA weather radios more accessible to the public in rural southern Georgia," said NOAA Chief of Staff Scott Rayder. "Radios were made available through a promotion in all Harvey's drug stores throughout southern Georgia. Sales were well in excess of expectations, and this public service effort made possible donations to local nursing homes, day care centers, and schools."

The radios receive weather alerts and other hazard alerts issued by the national weather service through a network of 970 transmitters across the nation.

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