I did not know about Weather Alert Radios until I read about them recently in a story. I did some checking on the web and they range in price from about $30 to $110 (here in Canada). My question is this: have any of you included this type of radio in your preps or would you say it is just one more gimmicky sort of thing, nice to have to make me feel like I am really prepping (lol) or just money spent for something that is not of much use. I don't live in a tornado alley, although they have been gradually getting closer to us over the last few years and this year, we had several about 100 miles southwest. And our weather here, while typically Canadian with lots of snow, is not actually a surprise emergency - we know it's gonna hit us, one way or the other! I mean, I have lived with this for many, many years - do I need a Weather Alert? Is there a dynamo-charged (I think that is what you call it) radio available that would not just give me Weather Alerts but also the Emergency signal for "worse" events than weather (we all know what they would be!) If there is, that might be a greater incentive to have one, than just the weather alerts??? Sorry if this stuff is totally just too basic for all you really experienced and long-time preppers but I really would appreciate some info from the experts!