The Allen County Office of Homeland Security supports National Severe Weather Preparedness Week
The Allen County Office of Homeland Security is proud to support National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness of the severe weather that affects everyone and to encourage individuals, families businesses and communities to know their risk, take action, and be an example.
Being prepared to act quickly could be a matter of survival. This is especially evident during the threat of severe weather. Spend some time today preparing for severe weather. (view complete press release)
Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step. Being a force of nature means taking the proactive steps of knowing your risk, being prepared and taking appropriate actions before, during and after extreme weather. Even more than that, being a force of nature means saving lives by inspiring others to do the same through social media and face-to-face conversations with your friends, family and neighbors.
Being prepared for severe weather doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. A few simple steps, such as having a disaster supplies kit, could help save your life.
During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we ask that you Be a Force of Nature by knowing your risk, taking action and being an example where you live.
NOAA All-Hazard Weather Radios are a smart investment for your home, school, office or business. They are programmable by county, have multiple alert tones and signals, and have a battery back-up. They receive all community warning alerts including critical weather information, Amber and Silver Alerts, as well as other Civil Emergency traffic. Learn more about All-Hazard Radios at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/
Wireless Emergency Alerts received at the right time can help keep you safe during an emergency. WEA warning can be sent to your mobile device when you may be in harm's way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service. Learn more about the Wireless Emergency Alerts at http://www.fema.gov/wireless-emergency-alerts