Safety Information For Any Weather Event

It’s vital to be prepared for any weather event that may impact your area. Get the safety tips you need to know for the following weather events below:


General Safety Tips

 

General Safety Tips

Ready to put your Family Emergency Plan into action? As you begin the process, here are some general tips that will help you and your family in any weather emergency. Familiarize yourself with the emergency action plans at your school or workplace and identify the appropriate officials and emergency management agencies in your area, with contact information and phone numbers in case you need assistance after a storm.

Severe Weather Checklist

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Safety Tips for Infants and Children

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Pet Safety Tips

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Safety Tips for People with Disabilities

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Hurricanes

 

Hurricanes

Meteorologists are able to predict an oncoming hurricane with more advanced warning than most other storm systems, giving you and your family time to get ready. During a hurricane, strong winds, storm surges, flooding, tornadoes and marine hazards may threaten the safety of you and your family. Protect yourself by recognizing potential hurricane storm scenarios and taking these steps to prepare your family:

Hurricane Tracking Map

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Hurricane Myths

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Tornadoes

 

Tornadoes

Although in many cases advance warnings can be issued for tornadoes, it is important to be aware that tornadoes can change direction, speed and intensity very quickly. It’s important to teach each family member to recognize the warning signs in case they are not with you when one strikes:

Tornado Information and Tips

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Tornado Myths

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Wildfires

 

Wildfires

If you live in one of the beautifully forested areas of the US, you know that wildfires often begin unnoticed and spread quickly. This means that it’s important to prepare ahead of time, and to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

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Earthquakes

 

Earthquakes

If earthquakes are common where you live, you know that they can strike suddenly. Earthquake-related injuries are often the result of collapsing walls, flying glass and falling objects, so it’s important to prepare your home to withstand a quake.

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Extreme Heat

 

Extreme Heat

Most regions in the United States will experience at least one heat wave over the course of the year, which can be especially hard on kids, the elderly and those who are ill. When your hometown is experiencing a heat wave, these tips can help your family keep its cool:

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Floods

 

Floods

Even if your town isn’t prone to flooding, there have been more widespread instances nationwide in recent years – even in areas that weren’t typically considered a flood zone. If it has been raining hard for several hours, or several days, be alert for the possibility of a flood. Protect yourself by recognizing potential flood scenarios and taking these steps to prepare your family:

Flood 101

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Flood Myths

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Winter Storms

 

Winter Storms

Everyone loves a snow day, but winter storms can disrupt your community from a few hours to a few days – or more. Protect yourself by recognizing potential winter storm scenarios:

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