Buy A Weather Radio And Get It Programmed For Free On Saturday

(La Vergne, June 7, 2011) The Fire Department of the City of LaVergne is teaming up with
Kroger to bring weather radios to residents at cost. On June 11, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 4:00
pm, the Kroger store on Murfreesboro Road in La Vergne will sell weather radios at cost and
give away free batteries.

Because radios can sometimes be complicated to set up, fire fighters from LaVergne will be on-
hand to program the radios for free. The radios serve as an early warning device in the event of
severe, potentially life-threatening weather.

“The lack of knowledge of inclement weather is the number one cause of death during storms,”
said Fire Marshal Victor Woods. “Not knowing the weather is approaching is a big issue, but
people also need to have an emergency plan should bad weather approach. For example,
figure out your safe location, bring materials that could prevent injury from flying debris, and
plan for your children and pets.”

Kroger spokesperson Robin Gillespie said, “Should you lose power to your house during
storms, a weather radio is a great back-up system for getting early warning notification. We are
pleased to partner with the city to both educate citizens about weather safety and to bring these
items at low- to no-cost.” Kroger is giving away weather radio batteries for free and providing
the weather radios for $29.99.

Stonecrest Medical Center is helping to sponsor the event and will give away miniature first-aid
kits. Additionally, city fire trucks and the Rescue Squad will be on-hand for children to explore.

For more information, contact Woods at (615) 287-8670 or email vwoods@lavergnetn.gov.

10 comments for “Buy A Weather Radio And Get It Programmed For Free On Saturday

  1. June 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’m going to say that $29.99 is not cost, dear Kroger. :-/ But the battery thing is cool.

    • Angie
      June 9, 2011 at 3:27 pm

      If they are like the other radios that they are giving out in other areas the radios retail for $49.99. So I guess a $20 savings is pretty good. Now if I only had a coupon to use….

  2. Sarah N.
    June 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I’m pretty sure mine was cheaper when I got it at Kroger a couple of years ago, but even Amazon is selling that model for $39.29 now.

  3. June 9, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Hey as long as you get one I’m not crushed where you get it. If anyone has questions on how these work or how to programing it, or anything else weather related just feel free to ask me. If I can’t find the answer I’ll forward the question to the National Weather Service

  4. michaelinLV
    June 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Dumb question – Can anyone tell me what the “corporate” city limits are for La Vergne? I’m trying to calculate what it’s going to cost me to water my recently renovated lawn (bad timing, I know) this summer, and I see there are different water/sewer rates for the corporate city limits?

  5. Sherry
    June 10, 2011 at 10:44 am

    There’s a map on the city’s website that shows the exact city boundaries. I have trouble pulling it up sometimes, so you may have to try a couple of times. And, yes, you picked a bad time to renovate your lawn!

  6. michaelinLV
    June 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Thanks Sherry! I did look at the maps online,but didn’t see a seperation of the “corporate” city limits.

    And the lawn I am going to actually does quite well in this heat (zoysia), but the nature of any new grass is to require a substantial amount of water during establishment. oops!

    • Sherry
      June 10, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      Are “corporate” city limits different from plain old “city” limits? News to me . . . now I’m curious, too.

  7. michaelinLV
    June 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    They have higher water rates outside of “corporate” which is why I was curious –

    http://pubrec.lavergnetn.gov/Weblink8/0/doc/153544/Page1.aspx

  8. Sherry
    June 12, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I see what you mean now and the wording of the ordinance is confusing. The map I was referring to seems to be gone, too. Basically, “corporate” limits is anything with a LaVergne address that’s not within the official city limits. For example, when we moved to Woodland Hills in 1989, it was considered part of LaVergne, but not within the city’s official boundaries, so we didn’t pay city taxes. They so generously absorbed us in the early 90’s; we then got to start paying city taxes.

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