The week of April 15-19, 2013 is Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Emergency Management team and the five National Weather Service Forecast Offices that service Wisconsin are asking that everyone take time to go over their safety plans so that they will be ready when severe weather strikes.
What can you do?
- · Listen: When severe weather is possible (Thunderstorm or Tornado Watch issued) pick a credible source of information and keep in touch with that source until the danger has past. One of the best tools is a NOAA Weather Radio (also known as an Emergency Weather Radio).
- · Act: When you hear a tornado warning (tornado seen by spotters or detected on radar) seek the best shelter you can find immediately. Don’t waste time checking multiple sources of information. You may have only seconds to find a safe place.
- · Live: Your chances of survival multiply. Hopefully the storm will pass with no damage. But don’t risk your life on a hope.
National Weather Service Severe Weather Information : http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/?n=severe_weather_awareness
Emergency Management Director – Tim Meyer – firstname.lastname@example.org
What is StormReady?
Through the StormReady program, NOAA’s National Weather Service gives communities the education, knowledge and skills to survive severe weather before and after it happens.
How did we become StormReady?
- Established a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center
- We have more than one way to receive severe weather warnings and forecasts to alert the public.
- We created a system that monitors local weather conditions
- We promote the importance of public readiness through community seminars.
- Developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises.
How can I learn more about StormReady?
Visit the StormReady Web site at: