Monthly Archives: March 2017

Communications Plan for Emergencies

During an emergency, phones lines will be backed up with calls reporting important information. To let your loved ones know you are safe, don't call them: Text.

Severe Thunderstorms – Types and Classifications

About 10 percent of thunderstorms are classified as severe—one that produces hail at least three-quarters of an inch in diameter, has winds of 58 miles per hour or higher, or produces a tornado.

Severe Thunderstorms – Associated Hazards

Hazardous weather conditions can be packed into very concentrated zones in and around thunderstorms. Hazards include high winds, straight-line winds, large hail, icing, lightning, tornadoes, heavy rain and poor visibility.