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‘SAFETY TIPS’ TO KEEP IN MIND DURING SEVERE WEATHER 

(May 21, 2013) During severe weather season, we remind residents to be prepared.  Here are some ‘safety tips’ to keep in mind during our ever-changing weather conditions in North Texas.   

·       Monitor your local TV and radio stations for storm alerts; monitor a NOAA weather radio (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).

·       Move to a small, interior room with no windows (such as a closet or bathroom) when a tornado. warning is issued or is imminent.

·       Move to the lowest possible level of a building or structure.

·       Avoid places-rooms with wide-span roofs.

·       Apartment dwellers should move to the lowest level of the complex.  Contact your leasing office about its ‘emergency’ plan for sheltering its residents.

·       Mobile home dwellers should have a plan to ‘seek shelter’ prior to a storm’s arrival.  Mobile homes are not considered ‘safe shelters’.  

·       Get underneath sturdy furniture; cover your neck and head.

·       Do not seek shelter under a bridge or overpass.

·       Do not try to ‘outrun’ a tornado in a vehicle.

·       Lie down in ditch or low-lying area, away from your vehicle, if you find yourself stranded.  

·       Have a ‘emergency kit’ on hand:  Flashlight, battery-operated radio, food, water, are helpful items to pack.  Consider storing in a ‘backpack’ for convenience.

 

For more detailed information, check out these websites: 

·         www.friscofire.com

·         http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem/Preparedness/tips/tornadoSafetyTips.htm

·         http://texasprepares.org/English/information-tornadoes.shtml

·         www.texasprepares.org

·         www.ready.gov

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