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  • Happy Meteorology Day!

    Happy Meteorology Day! As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we have to mention this one!

    WRN-AmbassadorTo recognize the signing of the Treaty of the Metre which took place in Paris in 1875, May 20th has been deemed "Meterology Day" in countries across the world. Seventeen nations met at the Metre Convention to set up guidelines and institutions for the measurement of weather and the metric system initially reliant upon French standards. The convention also served as the catalyst for the International Committee for Weights and Measures, The International Bureau of Weights and Measures and the CGPM. The convention set new standards for global participation in the science behind measurement in its various applications.

    Interesting that this falls right in the middle of Hurricane Awareness Week.

  • Snow?

    weather conditionsWhile most of the country is out camping, hiking, at the beach, or playing Spring Sports, it is still winter-like weather in parts of the country.

    According to Colorado Public Radio and the Weather Service, Colorado height received 4 Feet of snow In some places and have issued Avalanche Warnings For Mountains this past weekend.

    Be Weather Ready, Spring can be Surprising!

    Be sure you have your poncho ready, keep that winter preparedness gear in your car if you are anywhere above sea level, and throw in the sunblock as well!

    Spring hazards include:

    • Severe Weather/Tornadoes
    • Floods
    • Lightning
    • Tsunamis
    • Rip Currents/Beach Hazards
    • Heat
  • A "Must-Have" for Spring

    ponchoWhat's the single most important item you can stock for Springtime? A PONCHO – for as low as 74¢, you’ve got an emergency shelter, cover, wrap, all-in-one wet-weather solution!

    Keeping dry during rainfall or a storm is important, not only because wearing wet clothing is irritating, but because it can lead to sickness. Our adult and child rain ponchos are about wallet-size when folded so that they can be easily stored or carried, yet when opened, are large enough to adequately cover the body to protect against the elements.

    Keep them in your desk, car, carry bag, at home, and always leave a few in your suitcases so you don’t forget to pack some for the next trip!

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    Rain Ponchos - Adult & Child, Rain Suits and Disposable Emergency Ponchos: From our One-Size-First-All Quick-Cover Disposable Ponchos (very popular as a bulk buy wholesale item for graduations, sporting events and outdoor activities - even outdoor weddings!) to our heavy duty rain suit - our rain-wear select offers great solutions. Easy to Store and Keep Handy--Plastic Rain Poncho Quick Cover with Hood, one size fits all. Adult Emergency Ponchos and Child Size Disposable Ponchos - Heavy Duty or On time use - Bulk Buys and Wholesale - Even Rain Suits for total coverage. Ponchos for sale for for whatever your needs. rain gear sale!

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  • It Ain't over Yet Folks - be sure you are prepared for Severe Winter Weather

    While it may be in the 80's in Southern California - Winter isn't over yet. It's been below freezing in the East and Midwest, and even Sunny SoCal and Blazing Arizona can expect more cold.

    Our Friends at JK Mechanical created an infographic to help equip people for emergency storm situations. Sever Weather is still likely to occur this Season, so as Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we thought this was something our readers may find valuable.

    Extreme Weather Guideline It seems that with each season, there is always some type of weather related emergency happening around the nation and even the world. Whether it’s ice, sleet and snow in the winter, heat waves or wild fires in the summer, flooding in the spring, or hurricanes and tornados in the fall, extreme weather can find us. In each of these situations, it’s important to be prepared for anything. By planning ahead, you can ensure the safety of your friends and family. Extreme Weather Guideline
    It seems that with each season, there is always some type of weather related emergency happening around the nation and even the world. Whether it’s ice, sleet and snow in the winter, heat waves or wild fires in the summer, flooding in the spring, or hurricanes and tornados in the fall, extreme weather can find us. In each of these situations, it’s important to be prepared for anything. By planning ahead, you can ensure the safety of your friends and family.

    While this guide can help you in almost any emergency weather situation, you can see their more detailed Winter Weather Emergency Essentials infographic here. Click the button below to check out our printable checklist for things you need before weather emergencies strike!

  • Extreme Cold: Free Prevention Guide to Help Promote Your Personal Health and Safety from the CDC

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    As we delve into the depths of Winter, We want to remind you each to take a moment to remind yourself and others  to prepare for Winter temperatures, whether you are working in a Winter Wonderlandtraveling this Winter, or just need a refresher on Winter Safety.

    The Extreme Cold Prevention Guide combines all of the key content of the CDC Winter Weather website into one downloadable, printable file. Printing this PDF file ensures that you will have important winter weather health and safety information available even when you're without power or Internet service.

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  • Are You Storm Ready?

    As Weather Ready Nation Ambassadors, we try to share helpful information with our readers about readiness for climatic dangers. This Spring, be sure you home, family and business are Storm Ready!

    Americans live in the most severe weather-prone country on Earth. Each year, Americans cope with an average of the following intense storms:

    • 100,000 thunderstorms
    • 10,000 severe thunderstorms
    • 5,000 floods or flash floods
    • 1,000 tornadoes
    • 2 landfalling deadly hurricanes

    And this dangerous weather is in addition to winter storms, intense summer heat, high winds, wild fires and other deadly weather impacts.

    Are you ready to Bug Out or Bunker in? Are you ready to Bug Out or Bunker in?

    Each year across America there are on average 10,000 thunderstorms, 5,000 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and 6 named hurricanes. Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially declared disasters are weather related, leading to around 500 deaths per year and nearly $14 billion in damage.

    The web links provided on this page will help you determine how your own home town can be affected by the ravages of severe weather. The NWS StormReady and TsunamiReady programs can help you be better prepared to save lives during threatening weather through better planning, education, and awareness.

    All Weather Hazards Information

     

  • First Aid Mart™ is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™

    We aren't just "Weather Junkies"... while extreme weather certainly affects our business as disaster preparedness providers and survival gear suppliers, there's much more to it than that. Weather is fascinating and frightening. We became Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™ to help inform our readers and customer about how to prepare for the exigencies sudden weather changes can foist upon us all.

    About Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors™
    The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort of partnering with organizations like First Aid Mart™ who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events.

    WRN-AmbassadorAs a WRN Ambassador, First Aid Mart™ commits to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.

    The WRN Ambassador initiative is a:

    • Unifying effort;
    • Action-oriented;
    • Inclusive; and
    • Force multiplier (i.e., new partnerships lead to even more partnership opportunities).

    WRN Ambassadors serve a pivotal role in affecting societal change — helping to build a nation that is ready, responsive, and resilient to the impacts of extreme weather and water events.WRN

    First Aid Mart™ is an officially recognized as a WRN Ambassador, recognized for committing to:

    • Promoting Weather-Ready Nation messages and themes;
    • Engaging with NOAA personnel on potential collaboration opportunities;
    • Sharing First Aid Mart™ success stories of preparedness and resiliency;
    • Serving as an example by educating employees on workplace preparedness.

    As a WRN Ambassador, First Aid Mart™ serves as a change agent and leader in our online community. First Aid Mart™ strives to inspire others to be better informed and prepared, helping to minimize or even avoid the impacts of these natural disasters.

    Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires more than government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.

    The WRN Ambassador initiative is the connecting hub of a vast network of federal, state, and local government agencies; emergency managers and city planners; researchers, the media; the insurance industry; nonprofit organizations; the private sector; and many others who are working together to address the impacts of extreme weather on daily life.

    Together we will inform and empower communities, businesses, and people to make pre-event decisions that can be life-saving and prevent or limit devastating economic losses. We are a nation of many communities, and it is only through connected communities that we will achieve this goal.

    Nest step? First Aid Mart™ encourages you to make a Spring effort by checking out:

    StormReady® / TsunamiReady

    Disaster, Survival, Preparation

    Survival Gear: Disaster, Emergency Preparedness, Camping & Survival Supply
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    Think about preparedness; at home, at work, at school, even in your car.
    What should you do? Check your Emergency Plan and Evacuation Routes everywhere you normally spend time. Make sure you have an out of State contact for you, your friends and your family (long distance phone service is usually restored before local - and mobile services and internet will likely not work in a major disaster.)
    Of course, you should Check your Emergency Supplies, too:

    • Count your stock... is it enough?
    • Check your expiration dates (food, water, batteries)
    • Keep cash on hand
    • Don't let your gas tank get below half-full
    • Think-Plan-Prepare-Survive!
  • -28 degrees in New Hampshire!

    Here we sit in Southern California where we just ended a week of 80+ degree weather (it's now chilly in the mid 70's) and we hear from our suppliers in the NorthEast of sub-zero temperatures... it's a really odd winter with temperatures well above and well below the norm... are you ready for whatever comes your way?

    Read about:

    National-Weather-Map

  • Be Ready to Weather the Weather, Whether expected or not!

    In this day and age of Wireless Emergency Alerts, Internet, etc. why would you want a radio?

    Because Internet and cell service are very likely to be out in an emergency.

    The Kaito Voyager - Solar & Crank Weather Alert Multiband NOAA-Weather-Radio w/ Cell Phone & MP3/iPod Charger Features: - 11 Bands: AM/FM,.. The Kaito Voyager - Solar & Crank Weather Alert Multiband NOAA-Weather-Radio w/ Cell Phone & MP3/iPod Charger Features: - 11 Bands: AM/FM,..

    The NOAA Weather Radio network provides voice broadcasts of local and coastal marine forecasts on a continuous cycle. The forecasts are produced by local National Weather Service Forecast Offices. Coastal stations also broadcast predicted tides and real time observations from buoys and coastal meteorological stations operated by NOAA's National Data Buoy Center. Based on user demand, and where feasible, Offshore and Open Lake forecasts are broadcast as well.

    The NOAA Weather Radio network provides near continuous coverage of the coastal U.S, Great Lakes, Hawaii, and populated Alaska coastline. Typical coverage is 25 nautical miles offshore, but may extend much further in certain areas.

    NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS

    NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather NOAA-Weather-Radio-Mark-TrailService office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards – including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).

    Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1025 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):

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  • Driving in the Rain

    This is an interesting tip for driving in the rain – and may save your life

    GOOD VISION IN A DOWNPOUR

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    How to achieve good vision while driving during a heavy downpour also useful driving at night.

    Most motorists would turn on HIGH or FASTEST SPEED of the wipers during heavy downpour – yet the visibility in front of the windshield is bad.

    In the event you face such a situation, just try your SUN GLASSES (any model will do), and miracle!  All of a sudden your visibility in front of your windshield is perfectly clear, as if there is no rain.

    Make sure you always have a pair of SUN GLASSES in your car as you are not only helping yourself to drive safely with good vision, but you also might save your friend’s life by giving them his idea.

    Try it yourself and share it with your friends.

     

    Amazing, you still see the drops on the windshield, but not the sheet of rain falling.

    You can see where the rain bounces off the road.  It works to eliminate the “blindness” from passing semi’s spraying you too.

    Or the “kickup” if you are following a semi or car in the rain.

    They ought to teach this little tip in driver’s training.  It really does work.

     

    Also tip from the Highway Patrol –

    NEVER DRIVE WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON IN THE RAIN OR WHEN PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY.

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    Image of a Roadside Emergency Kit Do you have a Roadside Emergency Kit on your Vehicle?

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