By: HurricaneISPY , 7:52 PM GMT on March 13, 2007
This is the Missouri and Kansas severe weather awareness week...
...Today is preparedness day...
March 12 - 16 2007 is severe weather awareness week for Missouri and
Kansas. Now is the time to prepare for severe weather should it
occur during the upcoming months.
Everyone should have a severe weather plan including
schools...businesses and families. While the National Weather
Service strives to issue severe weather warnings with enough lead
time for people to act...there are still some storms that form very
quickly and strike without a warning being issued. Having a severe
weather plan in place can be the difference between life and death.
You may only have seconds to act.
Some of the things to consider when developing a plan include...
How can I receive timely severe weather warnings?
How can I alert others at my location when warnings are issued?
Where are the safest places to go at my location?
Do I have plans in place in case my building or home is damaged?
Preparedness plans can cover many items...not just severe weather.
The American Red Cross and the federal emergency management agency
have information available concerning preparedness plans.
For additional information on this or severe weather week go to