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Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS

Greetings to all! This week, we’ll continue our focus on severe weather preparedness. On the day of this post, the first Moderate Risk for the USA’s southern plains is taking shape as we have a potent severe weather setup gathering steam. This week’s post contains more severe weather safety links with a focus on taking shelter during a tornado warning. There are also several new, interesting stories to review, so let’s get started.

SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

THIS WEEK’S SEVERE WEATHER INFOGRAPHICS: TAKING SHELTER FROM TORNADOES!

As is often the case, where you take shelter during a Tornado Warning is just as important as the decision to heed a warning. The highest number of deaths almost always occur in the ‘Worst Options’ scenarios.

Infographic courtesy NOAA
Infographic courtesy NWS Norman, OK
Infographic courtesy NOAA

PREPARING AN EMERGENCY KIT FOR HOME, VEHICLE, AND WORK

This handy checklist from the American Red Cross will help you put together an emergency kit for a variety of weather scenarios. A kit like this is very helpful in a variety of other difficult scenarios from wildfires to blizzards to tornadoes and hurricanes.

Graphic courtesy American Red Cross

Where you get your weather forecasts, warnings, and other important information is as important as being informed. Discretion is of the upmost importance when you’re trying to stay weather aware.

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS

Social media is a very useful tool that can be misused for misinformation, disinformation, and hype. While this infographic is geared towards, winter weather, it certainly applies to ALL types of weather year round.

Infographic courtesy NWS Fort Worth, Texas

That’s a wrap for this post! Be sure to check in next week when we’ll take a look at more severe weather safety. I’d like to extend a big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. I’m glad you’re along for the fun! If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram, let’s connect! As for the COVID-19 pandemic, sport a spiffy mask, practice good hand-washing hygiene, mind your social distancing, stay safe, and stay healthy! See you next Saturday!

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