Skip to content

Severe Weather

Severe Weather
Buy at Amazon

Keep an ear out for Severe Weather.  Local forecasts are more available than ever, and you can use them for more than just planning how to dress!

  • When you hear special weather information, as opposed to just a forecast, know what you’re hearing.  What’s the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
  • WATCH: conditions are right for the development of the type of weather stated in the advisory.
  • WARNING: the type of weather stated in the advisory is imminent in your area.
  • Even if it’s not in your back yard, act as if it is. The most sophisticated radars can’t pinpoint a specific street for a weather event.  The state of the art today is that radar “sees” an area two to three miles wide.
  • Take events like Severe Weather Awareness week seriously.  It’s a great learning opportunity, and what you learn could save your life!
  • Get involved with this event – get a speaker for your church, school or other group from the National Weather Service, your local emergency management agency or local Red Cross chapter.
  • Put together an emergency kit and work up a disaster plan.  Your local Red Cross chapter and/or emergency management agency can help.
  • Emergency kits can be purchased, already put together, from the American Red Cross.
  • No disaster plan can fit all home and businesses; research your specific needs through libraries, the Internet and your local emergency management agency and then create your own.
Published inGeneral Articles

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply