Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 3-9, 2013
The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Governor's Division of Emergency Management, have proclaimed this week to be Severe Weather Awareness Week in the State of Texas. This is also National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
The upcoming spring and summer periods are especially prone to the threats from severe weather across region. It is important for everyone to begin their preparation for the dangers that severe weather will present during the upcoming season. This means developing an emergency action plan - not only for your home - but also for our places of employment. It is an opportunity to gather our friends and family and discuss necessary actions to ensure the safety of our loved ones, in advance of an approaching tornado. It provides a chance to discuss the inherent dangers like lightning, hail, and strong winds, and what we can all do to protect ourselves as storms approach. Lastly, it is a chance for everyone to get on the same page - practicing our emergency action plan now, so we are ready in the future when severe weather and other types of emergencies occur.
We encourage everyone to utilize Severe Weather Awareness Week as a time to work together and deliver messages on safety and preparedness to our communities - whether we are dealing with tornadoes, lightning, hailstorms, high winds, flash flooding...or a non-weather related emergency that involves a threat to our communities.
Please visit these Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness Week websites: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lub/?n=swaw
Additional questions regarding severe weather safety can also be made directly to the National Weather Service in Midland by calling (432) 563-5006 or by visiting our website at http://weather.gov/midland.