Severe Weather Awareness
Severe weather can happen anytime. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, lightning, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding.
Being prepared is the best way to stay safe.
- To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency management officials.
- Be alert to changing weather conditions. Look for approaching storms.
- Look for the following danger signs:
- Dark, often greenish sky
- Large hail
- A large, dark, low-lying cloud (particularly if rotating)
- Loud roar, similar to a freight train.
If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately. Your safety and well-being are our top priority.
You may want to purchase our Shelter-in-Place Emergency Bucket for $35. Contents include a flashlight, mylar blanket, first-aid kit, duct tape, and other supplies.
For more information on severe weather awareness, visit Ready.gov