National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014
Severe weather could happen anytime. Based on comprehensive assessments of hazard vulnerabilities in Tuolumne County, Wildfire and Winter/Seasonal Storms have been identified as high risk hazards. Floods, Dam Failure, Landslides, Drought and Extreme Temperature events (extreme heat or freezing conditions) have been identified as moderate risk hazards. Each year, people suffer or are seriously injured by severe weather despite advanced warning. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have partnered for the third year to highlight the importance of making severe weather preparedness a nationwide priority. We all want the peace of mind of knowing that our families, friends, homes and businesses are safe and protected from threats of any kind. And while we can’t control where or when the next disaster will hit, we can take action by preparing ourselves and loved ones for emergencies and learning what actions to take. Knowing your risk, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you could take to be better prepared to save your life and others.
We at the Tuolumne County Public Health Department hope that you’ll take advantage of the tips we will be sharing tips with you this week.
Learn more at www.weather.gov and www.ready.gov/severe-weather or the Spanish-language web site www.listo.gov Follow the National Weather Service @nws and FEMA @readygov