“Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

The Power of a Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles … Continue reading “Tornado Safety Training – Are You Ready?” #ILWX #TornadoSafety

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

Winter storms create a variety of hazards and can have lingering impacts on everyday tasks and work activities. According to the National Weather Service, about 70 percent of injuries during winter storms result from vehicle accidents, and about 25 percent of injuries result from being caught out in the storm. Learning about how to prepare … Continue reading OSHA “Winter Storm Safety”

“It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Frightening video of the Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference … Continue reading “It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training – “Are You Ready?”

Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE66ganofF0 Get Weather Ready Before a Tornado Get Weather Ready During a Tornado Get Weather Ready After a Tornado   Know your risk. Take action. Be an example. In 2013, there were seven weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. These events included five severe weather and tornado events, … Continue reading Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 2-8, 2014

Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

Video Courtesy of TVNWeather.com By Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The start of spring brings blooming flowers, balmier temperatures and something else not so pleasant: the threat of tornadoes. Tornadoes are some of the toughest weather Mother Nature can dish out, often appearing with little warning and possessing strong winds that can cause serious damage. … Continue reading Wild Tornado Weekend in Oklahoma, Kansas & Midwest – Are You Prepared?

“Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

The Hurricane Simulation Westchester County Communications Officer Sandy Fried, an Amateur Radio operator and ODES staff member, had recently attended a training seminar at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Part of the training was a simulation using data from the Hurricane of 1938 that caused major losses on Long Island and in Westchester. The … Continue reading “Hurricane Sandy” Was A Practice Drill in 1997. Pretty Realistic, Wouldn’t You Say?

It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training! Are You Ready?

Destructive Tornado in Tuscaloosa - Alabama 4-27-2011 Tornados are nature's violent storms that appear suddenly and without warning. Tornadoes can strike anywhere at anytime, therefore, you need to be ready, know the drill and act quickly. Download this Red Cross®  : Tornado Safety - Red Cross .pdf information booklet! Know the Difference - What is a … Continue reading It’s That Time of Year For Tornado Safety Training! Are You Ready?

Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

Download a copy of the Red Cross Tornado Safety Guide Here: Tornado Safety - Red Cross Tornado season is starting, but don’t ask meteorologists how bad it will be this spring and summer. They don’t know. They’re having a hard enough time getting a fix on the likely path of storms expected in the next … Continue reading Tornado Preparedness – Forecasters Unsure What to Expect This Tornado Season

OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines

Preparedness Introduction Preparedness Response/Recovery Additional Resources It is important to monitor weather sources to be informed when a winter storm is possible and to be familiar with the terms used to describe the likelihood, immediacy, and conditions of a potential storm.  The box below provides information on the types of winter storm watches and warnings. … Continue reading OSHA Winter Storm Preparedness Tips & Guidelines