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STORM SAFETY

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  1. STORM SAFETY In Honor of Severe Storm Awareness Week

  2. Tornado Safety • Look for approaching Storms which: • May include a dark greenish tint • Contain large hail • Produce a loud roaring noise of rushing wind • Monitor NOAA weather radio for the latest updates

  3. Tornado Safety Cont’d • Indoors • Go to pre-designated shelter area • Basement, cellar, lowest area of building • No basement • Closet, away from corners or windows • Put as many walls between you and the outside as possible • Get under a sturdy table and protect your neck • Do not open windows

  4. Tornado Safety Cont’d • In a vehicle • Drive away from danger • Move at a right angle from the direction of a tornado • Find a big ditch to get in if you can’t get away from danger and cover your head • Do not get under an overpass or bridge, it’s safer in low lying areas • Be aware of flooding

  5. Tornado Safety Cont’d • In a trailer or mobile home • Get out immediately and go to the lowest floor of a sturdy, nearby building or a storm shelter. • Mobile homes offer very little protection against tornadoes • DUCK • Down to the lowest level • Under something sturdy • Cover your head • Keep in shelter until the storm passes

  6. Lightning • 25 million flashes of lightning every year in the united states • On average 62 people a year are killed by lightning in U.S. (ties tornado deaths) • It is an underrated killer because it causes little damage unlike tornadoes

  7. Lightning Safety • Watch for developing thunderstorms • Lightning can strike as far as 10 miles • If you can hear thunder you are within striking distance • Most injuries occur in the summer • Stay off corded phones and other corded equipment

  8. Lightning Safety Cont’d • Helping a Lightning Strike Victim • Call 911 immediately • Do CPR if necessary • You are in no danger in helping a lightning victim • Lightning is Dangerous • Use common sense • Get inside • Stay out from under anything outside • Anything sticking up in the air can act like a lightning rod

  9. Flood Safety • Floods and Flash Floods kill more people every year than any other weather phenomenon • Mainly because people underestimate flooding • As little as 6 inches of moving water can sweep a person off their feet • 18 – 24 inches of water can carry a car away • If you see a road barrier, turn around • 60% of all flood deaths occur from people trying to drive into blocked areas

  10. Helpful Flood Tips • Monitor NOAA weather radio or local news channels when it’s raining heavy • Get to higher ground if it’s flooding nearby • Do not attempt to cross flowing streams • If your vehicle gets caught in flooding water leave it and seek higher ground • Look for flotation devices to keep handy • Don’t go out driving unless it’s an emergency