Know the Risks
Understand the types of emergencies you might encounter through-out the year. Educate yourself about the situations you might face.
Make a Plan
If you should get seperated from your family, have a plan on where or how to make contact with each other.
Have a Kit
You should have a kit available to assist you in getting all your necessary items together quickly. This includes medications, maybe a change of clothes, or simply power for lights and cell phones.
TORNADO WATCHBE READY
Be Ready to move to a safe place as conditions are favorable for tornadoes to occur.
When issued a tornado watch, residents should take a moment to organize and prepare for what they need to do in the event of a warning.
PhotographerNikolas Noonan - Windsor, Colorado
TORNADO WARNINGTAKE ACTION
Take Action and get to a safe place now! A tornado has been spotted or indicated on weather radar.
When issued a tornado warning, residents should be already prepared and actively taking shelter in a pre-determined safe area.
Community Shelter Locations:
Arma High School.
SUMMER HEAT ALERTS:
HEAT EXHAUSTIONAct Fast
Heat exhaustion if not dealt with, will lead to heat stroke. Know the signs that take place:
- dizziness, light headed
- thirst, extensive sweating,
- nausea and weakness
If you believe you or someone maybe experiencing the onset of heat exhaustion, be sure to:
- move to a cooler area,
- loosen tight clothing,
- sip cool water
PhotographerMarkus Winkler - Germany
HEAT STROKEAct Immediately
Heat stroke can cause death or permanent injury. Know the signs that take place:
- confusion, unclear responses,
- dizziness, stumbling,
To protect yourself and others you believe are experiencing heat stroke, be sure to:
- move individual from the heat,
- cool with water and or ice,
- seek medical help.
WINTER COLD ALERTS:
Winter Storm Watch:
- conditions favorable for a winter storm event which is a threat to life or property.
- conditions favorable for blizzard event,
- low visibility < 1/4 mile,
- winds at least 35 mph
Winter Weather Advisory:
- snow of 3-5" in 12 hrs,
- sleet < 1/2 inch,
- freezing rain with sleet/snow
- blowing snow
Freezing Rain Advisory:
- ice accumulation < 1/4"
PhotographerJoshua Fuller - London
Winter Storm Warning:
- heavy snow of 6" in 12 hrs,
- heavy snow of 8" in 24 hrs,
- sleet of 1/2" or more.
Ice Storm Warning:
- ice accumulation 1/4" or more.
- blizzard conditions for at least 3 hours.