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Hazardous Weather Awareness week is a time to plan for thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and flash floods.
This page provides important information regarding how to prepare for severe weather so that you can respond
properly when it arrives. Click here
to out what actions to take to
protect yourself, family, pets and property against severe weather. Read the rest of the page to find out what is
planned for the week. Weather statistics are provided to put severe weather in our area into historical perspective.
On Thu March 10th, we will be issuing a TEST Severe Thunderstorm
Warning at 11 AM. This test will be valid for 15 minutes, and will be
issued under the RWT (Routine Weekly Test) EAS code. This Test Warning
will be issued in all our PA and NJ counties.
A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING A SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLAN FOR SCHOOLS
provides a template that was designed
for schools to develop an action plan for severe weather events. It may also be applied to any facility
that is used by people including businesses, shopping malls, depots, hotels and hospitals.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency's FEMA for Kids
web site teaches children how to be prepared for disasters, what causes disasters
and how to limit damage.
warnings during the Weather
Awareness week will be aired on NOAA Weather Radio
), the voice of the National Weather
Service. NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the
single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information
available to the public. NOAA Weather Radio also broadcasts warning and
post-event information for all types of hazards - both natural (such as
earthquakes and volcano activity) and technological (such as chemical releases
or oil spills). NWRs are cheaply priced and can be purchased at a variety of
locations such as your local electronics store or over the Internet.