Severe Weather Preparedness ResourcesLinks to severe weather and disaster preparedness resources
The best advice is to ALWAYS be prepared for severe weather conditions in your area. While the media does an excellent job of making us aware of threatening weather, night time leaves all of us at our most vunerable. The best way to protect yourself and your family at night is to own and maintain an NOAA Weather Radio Receiver. These inexpensive radio receivers will alert you to approaching severe weather and other hazards - even at night.
- Are You Ready for a Thunderstorm? Here's what you can do to prepare yourself and your family. From NOAA.
- Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Lightning (pdf) A preparedness guide including tornado safety information for schools. From NOAA.
- Red Cross Safe & Well List If you have been affected by a disaster, this website provides a way for you to register yourself as "safe and well". From the American Read Cross.
- Thunderstorms! Severe weather safety quick facts from StormStudy.com
- Residential Safe Rooms How to build a "Safe Room" for your home. From FEMA.
- Facts About Thunderstorms and Lightning Thunderstorm Factsheet from FEMA.
- Thunderstorm Terms Know your thunderstorm terms. FEMA
- What to do BEFORE a Thunderstorm Severe weather preparations you can do to help protect your life and property. FEMA
- What to do DURING a Thunderstorm FEMA
- Severe Weather PreparednessBe prepared whenever severe weather like thunderstorms strike.
- Thunderstorms and Tornadoes Complete overview, including illustrations, of thunderstorms and tornadoes.
- Thunderstorms Gamma rays generated by severe weather.
- Severe Weather How to identify a thunderstorm.
- Storm Chasers Find out what it is like to chase storms.
- When Lightning Strikes People What happens when people and lightning converge. From Science NASA
- Lightning for Mariners (pdf) Know what to expect before heading out on the water. From NOAA
- Lightning Safety Facts (pdf) The best thing you can do to avoid lightning is to learn and practice good lightning safety. From NOAA
- News Flash! Lightning Kills! (pdf) More people are hurt by lightning than tornadoes or hurricanes. From NOAA.
- Lightning Safety Protect yourself from lightning.
- Lightning Is it safe to use a telephone during a lightning storm? (PDF)
- Flood! From FEMA
- Flood Terms Learn and know your Folld Terms. FEMA
- What to do BEFORE a Flood Steps you can take to remain safe if a flood threatens your area. FEMA
- What to do DURING a Flood FEMA
- What to do AFTER a Flood FEMA
- Cleanup of Flood Water What to do after the flood waters recede.
- Flood Disaster Information How to ensure a safe water supply and take care of other sanitation concerns after a flood.
- Flood Safeguards Protect yourself before, during, and after flood activity.
- Caring for Livestock during Disaster Safety measures for taking care of livestock during floods, blizzards, and other natural disasters.
- Prevent Insect Infestations Insects often invade homes after a flood. Find out how to keep these pests out.
- Disaster Supplies Kit Make your own disaster supply kit and be prepared for floods or other disaster situations. (PDF)
- Tornado! From FEMA
- Tornado Terms Learn and know your Tornado Terms. FEMA
- What to do BEFORE a Tornado Tornado safety preparation. FEMA
- What to do DURING a Tornado Protect yourself in any situation. FEMA
- What to do AFTER a Tornado FEMA
- USA Today - Tornadoes Flash animation showing how tornadoes form and what you can do to protect yourself.
- Tornado Safety From the American Red Cross.
- Tornado FAQ Frequently asked questions about tornadoes and how to survive them.
- Tornadoes Causes, safety factors, and other important considerations.
- FEMA Tornado Tips Fact sheet about tornadoes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
- Tornado Safety -The causes of tornadoes and tips for tornado safety.
- Tornado Safety Find out what causes tornadoes and the truth about some tornado myths.
- Hail Season - Tips to avoid costly damage during hailstorm season.
- What Causes Hail - The causes of hail and an overview of the trends of hail in the United States
- What is Hail - How hail forms, its composition, and the difference between hail and other severe weather conditions.
- Where Hail Forms - Hail is a global concern.
- Hail Fact Sheet - Basic facts about hail and the destruction it causes.
- Hail Facts - Random tidbits of information about hail.
Blizzards/Winter Weather Emergencies
- What is a Blizzard? Learn about blizzards, wind chill factors, and safety precautions. (PDF)
- Winter Preparedness Fact sheet to help prepare for blizzards and other natural disasters.
- Winter Storms Causes of blizzards and severe winter weather.(PDF)
- Injuries Types of injuries are associated with blizzards and winter storms.
- Winter Driving Surviving a blizzard in an automobile or other vehicle.
Ohio Emergency Preparadness
- Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness Since 1978, the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness has been dedicated in educating Ohioans about the natural disasters that typically affect the state, and how to plan and prepare for severe weather incidents before they happen.
- Ohio Emergency Management Agency The primary mission of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency is to coordinate activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. This mission is carried out by closely interfacing with local, state and federal agencies in an effort to bring resources of recovery and support to Ohioans impacted by the disaster. In addition to disaster response and recovery, Ohio EMA agency activities include: education, training, planning and preparedness - strengthening Ohio's first responder capabilities and improving communication across the state.
- Ready Ohio Resource with the information Ohioans need to prepare for all types of emergencies.
Stark County Emergency Management