The National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are partnering together for the second National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013.
During this week, the NWS, FEMA, and public safety representatives across the nation urge you to Be a Force of Nature in your community. Know your risk, take action, and serve as an example to others!
KNOW YOUR RISK
-Understand the types of hazardous weather that can impact your area, your family, and you
-Check the weather forecast for your area regularly
-Have a NOAA Weather Radio and other sources for hazardous weather information
-Keep an eye to the sky at all times
-Develop a plan of action for you, your family, and/or your business for when severe weather strikes
-Include a communications plan, emergency kits, and sheltering plan
-Practice your severe weather plan early and often, BEFORE severe weather strikes
SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE
-Encourage others to develop their own severe weather knowledge and action plans
-Assist family, friends, and colleagues in enhancing their preparedness
-Many people are more likely to act if preparedness messages come from a trusted source - family, friends, leaders
-Be ready to help others when the need arises
Indiana Severe Weather Preparedness Week is scheduled for March 24-30, 2013 - even more information on preparedness for the state of Indiana, and the annual statewide tornado drills, can be expected. Stay tuned!