Kroger in Bluffton hosts weather radio programming event - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Kroger hosts weather radio programming event

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WTOC's Meteorologists Dave Turley and Jamie Ertle program weather radios. WTOC's Meteorologists Dave Turley and Jamie Ertle program weather radios.
BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

WTOC and Kroger held a weather radio programming event Thursday.

The Kroger on US 278 and Simmonsville Road in Bluffton has sold quadruple the amount of Midland weather radios they sold compared to amount they sold last time WTOC held a weather radio event there.

"Weather radios save lives. You have moments at times to take shelter, the alerts come down you may only have 15 minutes, so it's very important," said David Zeoli, deputy director of Beaufort County Emergency Management. "If I had to guesstimate a number I'd say 1000 to 2000 people that do not know, and I don't want to say don't have a clue, but just have not been exposed to it."

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