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					By Melissa Johnston
 What   type storms are we susceptible to?

 How can we track these weather
 systems?

 How   will we prepare for them?

 What should we include in a safety kit to
 have ready for severe weather incidents?
Tornadoes


Hurricanes


Floods
 Violent storms that
  come from powerful
  thunderstorms.
 Appear as a funnel or
  cone shaped cloud.
 Winds can reach up
  to 300 mph.
 Mostly occur in
  March thru August.
 TORNADO WATCH           TORNADO WARNING
 Tornadoes   are       A tornado has been
 possible.               sighted.

 Staytuned to the           shelter
                         Take

 radio or television.    IMMEDIATELY!
 Severe tropical storms
  forming over warm
  ocean waters.
 They rotate counter-
  clockwise around an
  eye.
 Winds are at least 74
  mph.
 On land they cause
  heavy rains, strong
  winds, and large waves.
         STORM SURGE                     FLASH FLOODING

   Heavy waves caused by           Occur due to intense rain
    hurricanes.                      fall.

   Rise in water level causes      Inland flooding of rivers
    severe flooding.                 and streams can last for
                                     days after a storm.
   Can severely erode
    beaches and coastal             Cause more deaths than
    highways.                        any other hazard
                                     associated with hurricanes.
   Can damage foundations.
 Severe weather can      Inthe event of power
 be tracked by            outages, a battery
 watching your local      operated weather
 news or checking out     radio is a great way
 the radar and reports    to keep up with
 on the internet.         what’s going
                          on.
 Make  a family            Federal Emergency
  emergency plan.            Management Agency
 Decide what you will       or FEMA shares an
  do in case of a severe     emergency plan form
  weather emergency.         that you and your
 How will you get in        family can use.
  touch with each           VISIT HERE to view
  other?                     their emergency plan
 Where will you go?         form.
A   basic kit should include:
 • Water (1 gallon per person per day; 3 day minimum)
 • Food (at least a 3 day supply per person; nonperishable)
 • Batteries
 • Battery operated radio
 • Flashlights
 • First aid kit
 • Whistle to signal others for help
 • Manual can opener
 • Local maps in case of evacuation
 • Cell phone with charger
 • Supplies for unique needs (babies, the elderly, glasses/contact
     lens wearer, special health related issues)
      supplies in sealed water proof
 Store
 containers.

 Replace   stored foods and water every six
 months.

 Make    sure your kit is easily accessible.

 Revaluateyour family’s kit once a year to
 address the changes in your needs.
 Mississippi is susceptible to weather
  related disasters in association with
  hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding.
 Knowing what to do and being prepared
  for weather related disasters can help
  protect your family.
 FEMA   http://www.ready.gov/

 Weather WhizKids
 http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

 The WeatherChannel Kids
 http://www.theweatherchannelkids.com/

 NOAA  Education Resources
 http://www.education.noaa.gov/

				
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