During severe weather

Everyone needs to go to a pre-designated shelter room. If there is no basement, go to the center of an interior room on the lowest level closet, interior hallway away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls.

Once you arrive at your safe haven, crouch as low as possible to the ground, facing down, with your hands over your heads to protect yourself from flying debris. Local rains may be so intense that small creeks and streams are unable to accommodate so much water. Look for approaching storms. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries.

The time to find this out is before an emergency happens. The noise of a tornado has been described as a roaring sound -- like a train far away.

It could be a life-saving decision. If one of these actions is required, you will receive instructions through radio and television broadcasts.

When a tornado threatens, immediate action can save your life! What You Will Need Portable radio with fresh batteries. Close and lock all doors and windows. Using the checklist that follows, put together an "emergency preparedness kit" with supplies for each member of your family.

The first line of protection is to keep informed of weather conditions in the surrounding area through weather bulletins. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside.

Do not take unnecessary trips. If you are in: Layers of protective clothing are more effective and efficient than a single layer of thick clothing.

In high-rise buildings, go to interior, small rooms or hallways on the lowest floor possible with no windows. In schools, nursing homes, hospitals, factories, shopping centers and malls, go to pre-designated shelter areas.

Many mobile home parks now provide storm shelters for residents, but if that is not the case where you live, then the best course of action is to get out before a storm hits.View weather map showing the latest US areas of severe alerts including tornado, thunderstorm, and flood watches and warnings.

National Weather Service Safety Tips

The severe weather is over, but rounds of heavy rain are expected to continue throughout the week from Florida to New York. ABC News Tracking the rain, Wednesday.

NOAA National Weather Service Safety. US Dept of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service. Severe Weather Safety Tips If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled. Don’t forget about pets and farm animals.

Severe Weather Alerts

Tornado Safety Tips: 1. Seek shelter in a sturdy building, or a pre-designated shelter. Go to the lowest level of the.

Stay Weather Ready: Continue to listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay updated about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. At Your House: Go to your secure location if you hear a severe thunderstorm warning.

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms and blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds.

A winter storm can:Last a few hours or several days;Knock out heat, power, and communication services; andPlace older adults, young children.

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