Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Another deadly day possible

It breaks my heart to write this type of message in advance but even if one person who lives in the danger zone reads my blog and takes extra precaution ... than it is worth it.

An extremely dangerous severe weather outbreak is possible today in the areas shaded pinkish-red.  We could be talking another Joplin or Tuscaloosa type event.

Around that is a moderate risk and then all areas in yellow could see some severe storms today.

By far... the largest populaton centers at greatest risk today include Wichita, KS, Joplin, MO, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, and Fayetteville, AR.

Be planning your day NOW ... get batteries for your NOAA weather radio. If you don't have one, consider getting one if you can afford it. Radio Shack has great ones.

Decide where you will go in your home should a storm approach. Lowest level, interior room - put as many walls between you and the outside as possible. A closet works well.

Cover your head - flying debris is a huge killer during a tornado.

It is not WHIMPY to be prepared and to plan in advance ... believe it or not ... I've heard that before.

Talk this potential weather event up with friends and loved ones today ... it is a great way to spread awareness and keep everyone on their toes.

Use technology ... there are many services these days that can send alerts to your cell phone, email or computer when bad weather strikes.

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