As the people in Arkansas and Oklahoma can attest, severe weather can happen at any time. Here are 5 tips and links to help you prepare.
Within hours after the first wave of severe weather swept through Oklahoma and Arkansas, private and government assistance efforts swung into action. Unfortunately, the severe weather hasn’t let up and the Federal Emergency Management Association is warning people in a large part of mid-America to continue to be ready for more to come.
Here is a roundup of information from beefmagazine.com and other sources to help you plan and prepare, should you find yourself in the crosshairs of bad weather:
- Be Prepared for Continuing Severe Weather—Here are tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on preparing for tornadoes and other severe weather.
- In Severe Weather, Chance Favors The Prepared—Springtime and the weather is, well, chancy at best. This time of year is when severe weather events are at their worst. While you can’t do much to stop the wind, rain, hail, tornadoes and other dangers when the skies darken, you can be prepared to better pick up the pieces and pick up your life.
- Extreme Weather Prep: How To Help Your Cowherd Weather A Natural Disaster—The Texas AgriLife Extension Service has a website to help producers prepare and recover from a natural disaster. For information, click here.
- Beefmagazine.com has a landing page with a roundup of drought and disaster article. To access the information, click here.
- Severe Weather Safety: Planning Ahead for Severe Weather—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast office in Norman, OK, has a website with tips for severe weather preparedness. Click here for additional NOAA tips.
- Here is the NOAA severe weather page. And finally, to see if severe weather is headed your way, go to the NOAA storm prediction center or head to The Weather Channel for information.
Red Cross Mobile Apps—As severe weather threatens communities from the Midwest to the Southeast, the American Red Cross wants to make sure people are prepared for tornadoes and floods. Download the free Red Cross Tornado and Flood Apps that put information at your fingertips on what to do before, during and after the storm hits.
Severe weather is nothing to be taken lightly. Use these resources to help you weather the weather.
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