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Weather radio broadcasts off the air in parts of Texoma

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NOAA Weather Radio is off the air in Grayson County. (KTEN) NOAA Weather Radio is off the air in Grayson County. (KTEN)

SHERMAN, Texas -- People all across Texoma depend on broadcasts from their NOAA Weather Radio for storm and emergency alerts.

But on August 5, a storm caused issues with the broadcasting equipment for the service's transmitter in Grayson County, and it's been off the air since then. The broadcasts normally also cover most of Cooke and Fannin counties in Texas along with portions of Love, Marshall, Bryan and Johnston counties in Oklahoma.

The National Weather Service office in Fort Worth has the equipment needed for repairs, but they're still waiting for personnel who can climb the tower along Texoma Parkway to install them.

That could take a few more weeks.

"We do preach having multiple ways of warning, because all warning devices can fail... even the trusty weather radios," Grayson County emergency manager Sarah Somers said.

Backups to a weather radio include the free Grayson County Code Red service, which provides alerts via text message and e-mail. Free weather warnings are also available by using the KTEN Weather App for either Apple devices or Android smartphones.

Other nearby NOAA Weather Radio transmitters that some users might be able to access include Muenster and Paris in Texas and Antlers, Atoka and Ardmore in Oklahoma.


Map shows coverage area for the Sherman NOAA Weather Radio transmitter

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