Evansville mom keeps up push for weather radio requirement

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The mother of a toddler killed in a 2005 Evansville tornado watched on television as legislation requiring weather radios in manufactured homes passed a big hurdle in Congress yesterday.

The bill passed the House and would require manufacturers to install National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radios capable of receiving broadcasts from the National Weather Service.

It was an overwhelming moment for Kathryn Martin, but she said she is reluctant to cheer until the bill reaches President Bush's desk and is signed into law.

Martin's 2-year-old son, C.J., died November 3rd, 2005. The federal bill mirrors a state law passed by the Indiana General Assembly with overwhelming support. It was named C.J.'s Law in honor of Martin's son.

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