Are you ready for the kinds of severe weather that could impact the area where you live? National Severe Weather Preparedness Week takes place from Mar. 3-9, 2013. This is a great time for you and your family to “Be a Force of Nature” by learning the importance of planning for severe weather events and practicing how and where to take shelter before severe weather strikes.
Viewer Tip: In 2012, the United States experienced ten hurricanes, 936 reported tornadoes, numerous devastating wildfires and many other natural disasters. Some storms, such as tornadoes, can strike quickly and without warning. Being prepared can save lives. Visit NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation website for severe weather preparedness tips and resources to encourage your social network to prepare by texting, tweeting or posting a Facebook status update.
For state-by-state severe weather preparedness information visit Ready.gov.
(Sources: NOAA,“Weather-Ready Nation”; FEMA)