Emergency Preparedness for Severe Weather


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CONTENTS

Have a Disaster Plan

During a Thunderstorm
   If Indoors
   If Outdoors
   If in a Car

After a Thunderstorm
   Check of Injuries
   Lend Assistance

Tornado Watches

Tornado Warnings

 

During a Tornado
   If at Work
   If at Home
   If in a Mobile Home
   If at School

Flash Flood Safety Tips
   Before a Flood
   Before, During, After

 

 

Denver generally enjoys beautiful weather year-round! Located in western North Carolina our days are usually sunny and warm. Winters are mild, spring comes early and summers are filled with clear blue skies! 

Even though Denver's weather is great most of the time it's important to be prepared for the occasional bad weather that can suddenly strike.  Spring and fall are the times of the year when thunderstorms and tornadoes are most likely to occur. However, severe weather is unpredictable and can strike at any time, so be prepared.

Knowing what to do during bad weather can mean the difference between life and death. The information below offers some good tips and advice from the Federal Emergency Agency (FEMA) for dealing with severe weather. This information can keep you safe and save a life so take time to read it over. If you have children be sure to share it with them and have a plan for your family in the event that bad weather strikes.


Have a Disaster Plan for Your Family

During a Thunderstorm

If Indoors

If Outdoors

If in a Car 

After a Thunderstorm

Check for Injuries

Lend Assistance

Tornado Watches

A "Tornado Watch" indicates that weather conditions may cause tornadoes to develop in an area.

Tornado Warnings

A "Tornado Warning" is issued by local weather bureau offices when a tornado funnel has actually been sighted or indicated by radar.

During a Tornado

If at Work

If at Home

If in a Mobile Home
(Trailer or doublewide)

If at School

Flash Flood Safety Tips

Before a Flood

Before, During and After a Flash Flood