Rip Currents

  1. Severe Spring Weather Safety
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Severe Spring Weather Safety

    BE PREPARED FOR SPRING & SUMMER NATURAL CATASTROPHES Spring and Summer are certainly two joyous seasons. From the perfume of fresh flowers blooming & the symphony of birds chirping, to the scent of sunblock & sand between your toes... Although, most do not consider that natural catastrophes such as severe weather, floods, extreme heat, and wildfires are very likely during...
  2. Spring Can Bring Severe Weather
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Spring Can Bring Severe Weather

    Severe weather can strike at any time. Are you prepared? April showers bring May flowers, but you should be prepared for possible severe spring weather, too. This can include tornadoes, lightning, and floods. Prepare your family for spring weather hazards while at home or traveling with information from the National Weather Service. Learn how to prepare and respond to the...
  3. How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    How to Avoid Getting Caught in a Rip Current

    Heading to the Beach? Sun and Sand are fun, waves are amusing, and rip currents are deadly. Rips are fast-moving currents of water that can pull even the strongest swimmer away from the shore. According to the USLA, rip currents account for at least 100 deaths each year at U.S. surf beaches. The warning signs and other educational materials and...
  4. Welcome to Meteorological Summer ??
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Welcome to Meteorological Summer ??

    While calendar Summer won't begin until the 20th, "real" Summer is here. We shared a lot of heat safety ideas during Extreme Heat Week, but there is more to summer than just warmth. Summer means vacation, outdoor activities, and fun in the sun! It’s a time when families hit the road to visit national parks or distant relatives. The warm months and...
  5. Spring Weather
    Categories: Health Tips

    Spring Weather

    Remember that Spring is about change. It can also mean surprises - be sure you are ready... Spring hazards include: Severe Weather Tornadoes (Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding – Disasters Abound – Be Ready.) Floods (Spring Flooding / Flood Risk can be highest now as we approach Summer) Lightning (Lightning Kills  / When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!) Tsunamis Rip Currents/Beach Hazards Heat Even Snow! Read Spring Weather...
  6. Spring Safety and Weather Concerns
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Spring Safety and Weather Concerns

    Meteorological Spring is already upon us, and we remind our readers that Spring, while beautiful, is also a time of wild weather and related risks. We humans have been around long enough to know how to prepare and thrive, but as society advances, so do darwinistic tendencies... don't be "that guy" - don't rush to watch the tsunami, don't stand...
  7. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Are you Tsunami Ready? #TsunamiPrep #WRW

    Official tsunami warnings are broadcast through local radio and tv, wireless emergency alerts, NOAA Weather Radio and NOAA websites. They may also come through outdoor sirens, local officials, text message alerts and telephone notifications. Also read: Tsunami Evacuation App Earthquakes + What Causes a Tsunami? Prepare for Tsunamis Nine Dangers at the Beach – Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning...
  8. Categories: Child Safety, First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    Safety When Wet

    Top Ten Beach and Water Safety TipsLearn To Swim: Learning to swim is the best defense against drowning. Teach children to swim at an early age. Children who are not taught when they are very young tend to avoid swim instruction as they age, probably due to embarrassment. Swimming instruction is a crucial step to protecting children from injury or...
  9. Categories: Child Safety, First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Summer Surprises and Safety

    When you are walking or playing sports, attending summer camps, vacationing, or having general fun with friends and family, make sure you know your risks and are prepared to take action against heat distress, poor air quality, lightning strikes, wildfires, floods, rip currents, hurricanes and tornadoes… just to name a few.  Summer Safety means being Weather-Ready. This summer, the National Oceanic...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles, General Safety Topics, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Nine Dangers at the Beach - Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning | Tsunamis | Sharks | Jellyfish | Heat and Sunburn | Harmful Algal Blooms | Water Quality

    Trips to the beach aren't always fun in the sun. From strong currents and dangerous marine life, to lightning and contaminated water, plan your visit to the beach this summer with the following safety tips in mind. NOAA Safety Information on: Rip Currents | Shorebreak | Lightning | Tsunamis | Sharks | Jellyfish | Heat and Sunburn | Harmful Algal Blooms...

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