Presentation on theme: "Severe Weather Safety Dave K Purscell Steele County SKYWARN."— Presentation transcript:
Severe Weather Safety Dave K Purscell Steele County SKYWARN
Why do we care ???
Severe Weather Can Happen Anywhere
Severe Weather Can Happen Anytime
What Can YOU Do ???
Identify Storm Shelters Interior Rooms Interior Rooms Minimal Glass Minimal Glass Reinforced Walls Reinforced Walls Short Ceiling Spans Short Ceiling Spans Sufficient Space for your Employees Sufficient Space for your Employees Be Aware of your Surroundings Be Aware of your Surroundings
Plan (and Practice) Tornado Drills Drill Annually (MINIMUM) Drill Annually (MINIMUM) Every Shift Every Shift Evaluate The Drill Evaluate The Drill –Evaluate Your Self –Evaluate Each Other
Be Aware of Weather Conditions Storm Prediction Center Storm Prediction Center National Weather Service National Weather Service 3 rd Party Providers 3 rd Party Providers Local Media Local Media
Receive Alerts When Severe Weather Threatens Your Business NOAA Weather Radio NOAA Weather Radio Alpha Numeric Pagers Alpha Numeric Pagers Alerts from 3 rd Party Weather Providers Alerts from 3 rd Party Weather Providers Support SKYWARN Support SKYWARN –100% Volunteers –Donating our time, money and resources to keep you safe
Take Action Implement your Tornado Plan When Necessary Implement your Tornado Plan When Necessary Dont hesitate to act when a warning is issued Dont hesitate to act when a warning is issued Seconds Count Seconds Count