Severe Storms

  • Storm Safe

    Stormnado

    If a safe room in not available during a hurricane, the best protective action is to evacuate before the hurricane makes landfall. Otherwise, seek the best available shelter:

    • Go to a small, interior, windowless room such as a closet or bathroom on the lowest level of a sturdy building; for a hurricane, make sure the room is not subject to flooding;
    • Cover yourself with any materials that may provide protection from debris, such as cushions, a sleeping bag, or a blanket; and
    • Kneel down and bend over into a ball, and cover your head and neck with your arms.

    Disaster-Survival-PreparednessTo learn more about how to protect yourself and your family during severe weather, read:

    Safe Rooms are a good way to protect you and your family or employees from hurricanes or tornadoes. Having a safe room for your home or business can help provide “near-absolute protection”  from injury or death caused by the dangerous forces of extreme winds.

    ShelterTaking Shelter from the Storm, Building a Safe Room For Your Home or Small Business, FEMA P-320, now in its fourth edition, helps home or small business owners assess their risk and determine the best type of safe room for their needs. FEMA P-320 includes safe room designs and shows you and your builder/contractor or local design professional how to construct a safe room for your home or small business. Design options include safe rooms located inside or outside of a new home or small business. To learn more about safe rooms, visit fema.gov/safe-rooms. You can also check out this list of FAQs.

  • For the Nonce

    thermometer-coldSo for the time being, weather has calmed on the coasts, but a bitter cold system spreads through the central states and part of the northeast. This arctic blast i s heading beyond the Midwest, venturing south as well. With zero degree temperatures in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, we know Winter is really here. All major weather predictors call for heavy snow along the east coast later this week, too.

    Batten down the hatches, stock the supplies, layer your clothing, and get ready - Winter and Severe Weather are upon us.

     

    for the nonce
    phrase of nonce

    1. for the present; temporarily. "the room had been converted for the nonce into a nursery" synonyms: for the time being, temporarily, pro tem, for now, for the moment, for the interim, for a while, for the present, in the meantime; provisionally "for the nonce, I'll be the acting chairman"

     

  • Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding - Disasters Abound - Be Ready.

    Are you Expecting the Unexpected?

    Are you READY? Many aren't - here are some recent unexpected events and the devastation that ensued...

    October 1, 2013
    News Release
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for Pennsylvania.Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
    October 1, 2013
    News Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding during the period of June 26 to July 11, 2013.
    September 30, 2013
    News Release
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of New Mexico.Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:
    September 30, 2013
    News Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Mexico to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of July 23-28, 2013.
    September 13, 2013
    News Release
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's emergency disaster declaration issued for the State of Colorado.Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:
    September 13, 2013
    News Release
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the State of Colorado to supplement state and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning on September 11, 2013, and continuing threats
    Are you ready to Bug Out? Are you ready to Bug Out?
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides

    Be Ready whatever the Exigency!

    President Obama Makes Federal Assistance Available to Individuals Residents Urged to Follow Instructions from Local Officials WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to support state and local response efforts to the flooding in Colorado through its National Response Coordination Center in Washington and its Regional Response Coordination Response Center in Denver, Colo.
    September 15, 2013
    News Release
    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Colorado.Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:
    September 15, 2013
    News Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides beginning September 11, 2013 and continuing.The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Boulder County.

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