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Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Make A Plan

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Make A Plan

The first step in making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather is pledging to prepare. This includes developing a family emergency and communications plan. In short, know what to do before severe weather strikes by creating an emergency plan today. Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes,…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flood Safety

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Flash Flood Safety

Flash flooding in North Carolina usually occurs when a large amount of rain falls in an area over a short period of time. The ground can only soak up so much water in a given time, and when the rain rate exceeds what can infiltrate into the ground or run off into drainage systems or…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning Safety

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Lightning Safety

Each year in the United States, more than 400 people are struck by lightning. On average, around 41 people are killed; hundreds of others suffer permanent neurological disabilities. Most of these tragedies can be avoided with a few simple precautions. When thunderstorms threaten, get to a safe place. Lightning safety is an inconvenience that can…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Staying Safe When Storms Strike

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Staying Safe When Storms Strike

When your area is under a tornado warning, or if you see a tornado approaching, you should seek shelter immediately! Most injuries associated with high winds are from flying debris, so remember to protect your head. The following are safety tips for seeking shelter during high winds and tornadoes. If you are in a structure…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Getting Severe Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Getting Severe Weather Alerts

One of the keys to staying safe during the severe weather season is making sure that you have a way to receive lifesaving severe weather watches and warnings. There are many methods and tools, some of which are available with no cost or fees, that you can use to receive these important lifesaving alerts no…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorms & Tornadoes

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Thunderstorms & Tornadoes

A thunderstorm is a local storm that produces lightning and thunder. Thunderstorms are often accompanied by showery rain and gusty winds, and may also bring hail or snow. Thunderstorms occur most frequently during the spring and summer, but they are also possible in the fall and winter. North Carolina experiences about 40 to 50 thunderstorm…read more »

Severe Weather Preparedness Week In N.C.

Severe Weather Preparedness Week In N.C.

March 7-13, 2021 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.  This week the National Weather Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety are teaming up to bring this severe weather safety campaign to all of North Carolina’s residents.  With warmer weather quickly approaching, now is the time to prepare for the severe…read more »

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