Inclement Weather Safety

Two keys to weather safety are to prepare for the risks and to act on those preparations when alerted by emergency officials. These are essential pieces to the Weather-Ready Nation.

Refer to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready.gov/hurricanes for comprehensive information on hurricane preparedness at home and in your community.

Some highlights on how to prepare and take action are available below:

  • Gather Information
  • Plan & Take Action
  • Recover
  • Resources

Gather Information

Know if you live in an evacuation area. Assess your risks and know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind. Understand National Weather Service forecast products and especially the meaning of NWS watches and warnings.

Contact your local National Weather Service office and local government/emergency management office. Find out what type of emergencies could occur and how you should respond.

“Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready.” Hurricane Preparedness – Be Ready. National Weather Service, 02 June 2013. Web. 04 Oct. 2

Bernau, Alan, Jr. “Kid’s Guide to Building a Disaster Supply Kit.” Kid’s Guide to Building a Disaster Supply Kit. Alan’s Factory Outlet, n.d. Web. 25 Apr. 2017.

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