FEMA, NOAA launch first National Severe Weather Preparedness Week April 22-28
Last April, tornadoes raked the central and southern United States, spawning more than 300 tornadoes and claiming hundreds of lives. That devastating, historic outbreak was only one of many weather-related tragedies in 2011, which now holds the record for the greatest number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters in the nation’s history.
The country has already experienced early and destructive tornado outbreaks in the Midwest and South this year over the last two months, including a significant number of tornadoes last weekend. May is the peak season for tornadoes, so it is important to take action now.
Monitor local media and the National Weather Service for the most up-to-date information and know where the best shelter locations are in the buildings you spend time in on campus. In general, interior rooms as low in the building as possible are best. For more details click on the Tornado button.