Severe Weather

If your idea of preparing for severe weather is stashing an umbrella in the trunk, well, this section is for you.

Hail

 

Ouch! 


The largest hailstone ever documented weighed over 1.6 pounds and spanned 5.67 inches.

Barrels

All types of chemicals are riding down our highways and railroads—ant killer, anti-freeze, shower cleaner and even biological and nuclear waste (think about that next time you’re tailgating a big rig or racing a train to the crossing).

Terrorism Flag

In December 2009, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security added Dallas-Fort Worth to the nation’s top ten terror targets.

Severe Weather Season is Here! Severe weather season can bring frightening storms, incredible damage and change lives in the blink of an eye. The best way to meet violent Texas weather is to be prepared in every way possible. KnoWhat2Do has a number of steps you can take to help each member of the family KnoWhat2Do when storms are coming, and when they hit.

Be prepared for the mosquito borne West Nile virus in North Central Texas.  There are several actions that you can take to help keep your family and pets safe from this disease.

Watches vs. Warnings

In advance of approaching storms, the National Weather Service issues watches and warnings for severe weather, providing much needed information to citizens so they are able to make sound judgements about the appropriate actions to take. Watches and warnings are broadcast over the radio and on TV. (see page Act.5 for more information).

 

 

Get Ready

Hello? Anybody out there? When disaster strikes, city services may be cut off and local disaster relief and government responders may not be able to reach you. You need to have plans and supplies in place to make it on your own, at least for a limited time, no matter where you are when an emergency happens. Start planning now!

 

Create a Communication Plan

Your family and friends may not be together when disaster strikes. That’s why it’s important that you find out what kinds of disasters, both natural and man-made, are most likely to occur in your area and make a plan to help you stay in touch, stay safe and reunite after the event.

 

Choose an out-of-town contact

It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to communicate among separated family members.

 

Special Needs Assistance Program

SNAP stands for Special Needs Assistance Program.  It is a database that enables Office of Emergency Management personnel to register residents with special needs so they can better plan for disasters. 

 

Individuals may register at www.snapforyou.org or contact their local Office of Emergency Management.