Fall weather is here. Here’s what you Autumn know!

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Fall Weather Hazards

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As the days get shorter and temperatures fall, a new round of weather hazards are on the rise. This transitional season often features weather hazards seen during both warm and cold months, including hurricanes, wildfires, intense winds, flooding, droughts, early season snow and more.

Get ready for fall weather with preparedness tips from the National Weather Service. Stay safe this fall!

1. Know Your Risk: Check the Weather Forecast Daily

  • Start your day with weather.gov, whether it’s on a computer, phone or social media. Check the forecast before you leave home so that you’ll know what to expect during the day.

2. Take Action: Prepare for Weather Hazards

  • To be weather-ready, it takes more than just knowing the forecast. You must be prepared for it. Get ready with an emergency supplies kit and a family communications plan. An emergency supplies kit is merely a box containing vital supplies that you may need during an emergency, such as food, water and medicine, while a family communications plan lists alternative ways of getting in touch during an emergency.

3. Be A Force of Nature: Share Your Weather Preparedness Story

  • You are infuential. Take a photo of your emergency supplies kit and share it on Facebook. Tweet about your family communications plan on Twitter, or simply go next door and talk to the neighbors about what to do if a storm strikes. Building a Weather-Ready Nation is a job for all of us. If you’re looking for things to share, see the infographics and social media plans in the sidebar. They’re free to take and share with your family and friends.

Fall Weather Hazards

What hazards are most common in the fall? Drought, floods, fog, hurricanes, solar flares, wildfires, wind and winter storms. Learn about the dangers that these hazards pose and specific actions you can take to stay safe.

What We're Doing

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate data and forecasts and warnings to protect life and property and enhance the national economy. Our goal is a Weather-Ready Nation, one that is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events.

Here’s what we’re doing to prepare the public for fall weather hazards.

Federal Partners

Safety and Health Information for Workers and Employers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides resources for workplace preparedness and response to severe weather emergencies during the fall, including: hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning, wildfires and floods. Employers must ensure that workers involved in response and recovery are protected from potential safety and health hazards. OSHA also provides information and resources to assist in these efforts.

OSHA and NOAA encourage workers and employers to be aware of weather forecasts, train workers on severe weather plans, and keep emergency supplies, including a battery-operated weather radio, on hand to be better prepared when severe weather strikes.

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