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Grundy County Public Health supports National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

March 2, 2014
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Public Health encourages residents to develop a response plan and practice for severe weather events during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014. National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness of the severe weather that affects everyone and to encourage individuals, families businesses and communities to know their risk, take action, and be an example.

Grundy County Public Health is proud to support the goals of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. By preparing our communities, we are able to build a Weather-Ready Nation one that is resilient in the face of extreme weather.

Severe weather could happen at any time, anywhere. Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action: Before storms strike, develop a family communication plan and create or purchase an emergency supplies kit.

Be an Example: Share your preparedness story with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. Letting others know that you're prepared will prompt them to prepare as well. Studies show that many people use social media in the event of a disaster to let relatives and friends know they are safe. This is an important trend because people are most likely to take preparedness steps if they observe the preparations taken by others.

Grundy County Public Health is proud to support the goals of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. By preparing our communities, we are able to build a Weather-Ready Nation one that is resilient in the face of extreme weather.

Learn more at www.weather.gov and www.ready.gov/severe-weather and look for Grundy County Public Health on Facebook for more tips on how to prepare your family and community. www.facebook.com/GrundyCoPublicHealth

 
 

 

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