Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Strong Weather Ahead...

Today's severe weather will be over all of Arkansas, much of Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.  Our (Middle TN) severe threat arrives on Wednesday.  Today would be an excellent day for ALL SCHOOLS in Tennessee to practice their tornado/severe weather drills.  Since we've not experienced severe weather in several months, I'm sure many haven't even thought about it.

Remember, if you're in a car...stay in it during lightning events, you are safe.  If however, a tornado is spotted, DO NOT try to out run it.  Find a low-spot if no sturdy building is available.  Get out and cover your head with your hands.  Also, NEVER, EVER crawl under an overpass..this is very dangerous. People have been sucked out of these and killed.  At home, have a plan...determine the safest place in your home.  An inside closet or bathroom..have something to cover yourself with...if you have a NOAA Weather Radio...leave it on or in severe weather mode.  Most of the new ones have a setting that covers this. If you don't have one, it would be an excellent time to go purchase a good Weather Radio. It can save your life.

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In my previous post , I gave some useful links...be sure to review them.


Anonymous said...

Good idea for the tornado drills!

And my suggestion for that weather radio - get the variety that can be hand-cranked to produce its own power and doesn't have to rely on batteries! I found an Eton on Amazon.com for under $60. It will even charge your cell phone.

Michael Detwiler said...

I have one of those Paul...it does work...I don't know that we've ever been out of power that long though.


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