What you should know about Severe Weather
- Know what to do before, during, and after severe weather.
- Create a communications plan with your family before severe weather hits.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Listen to local officials.
- Check your insurance policies to ensure you have enough coverage.
- Evacuate if advised by local authorities.
March 1-7 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Check out these tips to stay informed.
The National Weather service will alert you if there is an impending storm or something of concern. REMEMBER:
A WATCH- conditions are favorable and likely for severe weather in the coming hours
A WARNING- severe weather is imminent or occuring
- Prepare now when the weather is not bad
- If a watch is issued, get your plan ready to deploy
- If a warning is issued, put your plan into action
- The first step should be to seek sturdy shelter immediately
You can be alerted to weather communications through the following channels:
- Local Weather Channels (WRAL, etc.)
- NWS Raleigh
- Emergency Alerts System- WolfAlert if it reaches this level of campus impact
Make a Plan and Prepare now!
- The first step in making sure that you are prepared is developing an emergency communications plan- This plan will elaborate on your preparations if a storm or bad weather were to occur. The details might include where you will seek shelter or even where your emergency kit is located.
- Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to have this plan prepared. This will include how you will get to a safe space, how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do in different situations.
The website http://ReadyNC.org has created a simple way to make an emergency plan!