Are you ready for severe weather?

The 2013 severe weather season is upon us, and soon we'll be facing the usual hot summer days with storms. Are you ready?

  • Do you have multiple means of acquiring warning information from the National Weather Service?
  • Do you have an emergency plan at home or at work?  Do you practice it?
  • Do you have an emergency disaster kit at home and at work that will give you some provisions for 3 days?
  • Do you know how to react to the different severe weather hazards that affect Wisconsin?
  • Do you have a designated storm shelter?
  • If your residence or business is leveled by a severe storm or a tornado - do you have a response and recovery plan?
  • Do you have a remote check-in person for your family members to contact in the event of a weather disaster?

Below are Top News of the Day stories that either our staff or NOAA has created to help you prepare, in addition to other useful links.

Preparedness Page - are you weather-ready?     NOAA announcement - Weather Ready Nation

Lessons learned in the Joplin, MO EF5 tornado    NWS Service Assessments - Findings & Recommendations

Why so many tornado-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2011?

How hot can it get inside a closed vehicle in full sunshine?

Outdoor sirens & NOAA Weather Radio - what you need to know

Learn About Thunderstorms: JetStream - online school for weather

NWS Products & Services Reference Guidebook      NWS Publications/Brochures/Booklets

Scary-Looking Cloud Club    MKE Skywarn Spotter Page     NWS Organization

Storm Prediction Center  About Tornadoes  -  About Derechoes  - SPC WCM Page

What Do You Know About Wind-Resistant Buildings?     Wisconsin Severe Weather Climatology Page

Wisconsin Emergency Management     Ready Wisconsin    National and Local Preparedness Campaigns

FEMA     American Red  Cross     Wireless Emergency Alerts     What are safe rooms?

How Many Violent (EF4/EF5) Tornadoes in Wisconsin?    Intersecting Tornado Paths in Wisconsin

Kapela, NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan 

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