Each year many people die from extreme heat conditions. In the peak summer months the temperature and/or humidity can be unusually high for several days and can lead to an extreme heat emergency situation. Find out the warning signs and what to do...
In Granbury, Texas , people were evacuated from areas of greatest destruction, and are being allowed to re-enter only on the fourth day after the event. Residents who took Go-Bags with them were more comfortable than those without . . .
Something we often hear about on the Weather Channel (only the Weather Channel!) is the TOR:CON index. ("TOR:CON" stands for "TORnado CONdition." It was devised by Dr. Greg Forbes, the severe weather expert for the Weather Channel. . . The index is only trotted out when conditions are favorable for severe weather. . . if your TOR:CON number is 3, you have a 3 in 10 chance (or 30%) that a tornado will strike within 50 miles of your location.
April brings not only showers, flowers and warmer temperatures; it can also bring unsettled weather resulting in Severe Thunderstorms and sometimes Tornadoes. It is a good time to review your Preparedness Plan with family members and replace the water and food supplies in your Kits. Do not forget your Pet’s supplies too. The clothing in your Go Bag should also be changed to items for warmer temperatures.
Do not be caught unprepared. Taking a few minutes now can make a big difference later and give you peace of mind that you are ready.
The World Meteorological Day 2013 theme is "Watching the weather to protect life and property". World Meteorology Day is observed on 23 March every year. It commemorates the founding of the World Meteorological Organization by the WMO Convention in 1950 and marks a significant occasion for the World Meteorological Organization. It is celebrated by 188 members of the
International Earth Day was initiated to make earth inhabitants aware of their responsibility to care for the planet. This care includes environmental and natural resources. International Earth Day was founded by
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This is National Earthquake Awareness week in the United States. In recognition of the fact that earthquakes can occur at any time of year, at any time of day, typically with no warning, the Central US, including the states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma are encouraging their citizens
The January 9, 2009 ice storm that struck portions of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia caused power outages for over 2 million people, hitting western Kentucky hardest. Kentucky's governor at the time, Steve Beshear, described it as the biggest natural disaster the state has experienced in modern history.
The conditions created during severe winter storms are dangerous for people who work outdoors or just have things to do outside of the house such as shoveling snow.
Amateur Radio, often called "ham radio," has consistently been the most reliable means of communications in emergencies when other systems failed due to power failures and destruction of communications facilities. "When all else fails, ham radio works!"