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  • WRN severe weather and flooding

    WRN Ambassadors-

    As severe weather and flooding continue to impact much of the central U.S., we encourage all ambassadors to proactively engage your employees, stakeholders, and social network on how to be "Weather-Ready" for near-term threats and those on the horizon.

    (1) National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 5-11, 2019)

    As part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week, the hurricane hunter aircraft are visiting five communities along the east coast. Learn more here!

    Did you know?

    • Over half of the water-related fatalities during the 2016-18 hurricane seasons were vehicle-related.
    • All five storm surge fatalities in Hurricane Michael last year were over the age of 60 years. Have a plan to assist the elderly and others most vulnerable.
    • Dangers exist even as the storm passes and skies clear - downed power lines, carbon monoxide from generators, and health complications from the cleanup.
    • Category 1 hurricanes since 2010 have caused 175 direct deaths and over $100 billion in damage in the U.S. Significant impacts aren't just caused by major hurricanes.

    (2) Flooding Threat Continues across Central U.S.

    • As the saying goes, "if it can rain, it can flood." Help your community as a WRN Ambassador prepare, respond, and recover from flooding events by taking advantage of our flood safety content and staying aware of the latest conditions on weather.gov and information from our Weather Enterprise partners.
    • Follow local weather forecast offices on social media. Learn how here.

    (3) Discover Other Awareness Weeks in Your Area

    • Some states have hurricane awareness weeks planned for June and July
    • Guam/Northern Marianas have "Typhoon Awareness Week" May 13-17
    • Other hazards, such as lightning, wildfires, rip currents, safe boating, and cold water (i.e., hypothermia due to river, lake, or ocean cold water) have state awareness weeks as well. Find safety content for all of these hazards here.

    (4) WRN Aviation Ambassador Webpage 

    Does your organization have aviation interests? Learn more about aviation weather services and opportunities to collaborate.

    (5) Other WRN opportunities...

    National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24)
    Summer Safety Campaign (June 1)

  • Weather Ready Nation

    Having been formally recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events, First Aid Product,com strives to continue its efforts to share safety tips, weather readiness ideas, and preparedness plans to help our readers stay Weather Ready.

    Storm, Weather, and Emergency Survival Tips

    • Tip #1: Prepare your car before you prepare your home. Learn Why...
    • Tip #2: Eat food in your freezer after the food in your refrigerator. Learn Why...
    • Tip #3: Do not flush your toilets (Yet). Learn Why...
    • Tip #4: Change your flashlight and emergency radio batteries every time you adjust your clocks (daylight savings and standard time). Learn Why...

    NOAA’s Weather-Ready Nation is about building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.

    Record-breaking snowfall, cold temperatures, extended drought, high heat, severe flooding, violent tornadoes, and massive hurricanes have all combined to reach the greatest number of multi-billion dollar weather disasters in the nation’s history.
    The devastating impacts of extreme events can be reduced through improved readiness, which is why the Weather-Ready Nation initiative is so important. Through operational initiatives, NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. In the end, emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public will be empowered to make fast, smart decisions to save lives and livelihoods.

    As a WRN Ambassador, we work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. Our joint goal is to help make the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards.

    Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.

    Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires more than government alone. It requires the entire Weather Enterprise to provide information for better community, business, and personal decision making, and innovative partnerships across all segments of society. We must involve everyone in an effort to move people – and society – toward heeding warnings, taking action, and influencing their circles of family, friends, and social network to act appropriately.

    We invite you to get Weather Ready and help your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to consider the importance of doing the same!

  • Winter - the deceptive killer

    WRN-AmbassadorAs cold slowly seeps into your bones, so does a winter storm sneak up to wreak havoc.

    While whiteouts, blizzards, and ice storms are obvious threats, the dangerously low temperatures, long snowfalls, and rains may not appear as deadly as they can be.

    As Weather Ready Ambassadors, we remind you that the National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. Instead, people die in traffic accidents on icy roads and of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold. It is important to be prepared for winter weather before it strikes.

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    Read more: How to Prepare Before a Winter StormWhat is Winter Depression?Tips for a Safe and Healthy WinterWinter Roads Mean Dangers EverywhereWinter Colds & FluOn the Road in WinterWinter Care for PetsWinter Ready HomeFrostbite: General InformationTreating FrostbiteThings to Know in the SnowWorking in the Cold…HypothermiaWarm those TootsiesTake these precautions outdoors

    Remember Winter cold can lead to Hypothermia & Frostbite

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