Social Media: Severe Weather Preparedness
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Please help the National Weather Service spread these important safety messages on social media! Everyone is welcome to use the text and images provided below to help the NWS build a Weather-Ready Nation.

Tornado Warning Video

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If your area is under a tornado warning, what should you do? You may only have a few minutes to get to safety. Learn what to do with this short video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5TiTfuvotc&feature=youtu.be

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What should you do during a tornado warning? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5TiTfuvotc&feature=youtu.be #SummerSafety

Check Weather.gov Every Morning

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Don’t let bad weather sneak up on you! Get in the habit of checking weather.gov every morning before you go out. Make sure that you’re ready for whatever the day may bring. http://weather.gov

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Check weather.gov every morning before you leave home! #SummerSafety Check Weather.gov Every Morning

Understanding Severe Weather Outlooks

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Know your risk for severe weather? See the Storm Prediction Center @NWSSPChttp://www.spc.noaa.gov #SummerSafety http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

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Know your risk for severe weather? See the Storm Prediction Center @NWSSPChttp://www.spc.noaa.gov #SummerSafety

Understanding Severe Weather Outlooks

What are Hazards of Severe Weather?

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Tornadoes, large hail, strong winds, heavy rain, and lightning are all hazards associated with severe weather.  Severe weather has been reported in all 50 states, so no matter where you are, make sure you are prepared! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/

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Severe weather can occur anywhere. Wherever you are, be prepared!  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ #SummerSafety

What are Hazards of Severe Weather?

Difference Between a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning

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A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED.  A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION. If there is a severe thunderstorm watch, stay informed and be ready to act, because severe thunderstorms are possible.  If there is a severe thunderstorm warning, take shelter in a strong building, and get out of mobile homes that can blow over in high winds. Severe weather is occurring or will shortly. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml

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Watch means BE PREPARED. Warning means TAKE ACTION.http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml #SummerSafety

Difference Between a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED.  If there is a severe thunderstorm watch pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act, because strong, damaging wind and large hail are possible. Preparing ahead of time helps to save lives! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml

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Watch means BE PREPARED. Preparation helps to save lives!http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml #SummerSafety

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

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A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION.  If there is a severe thunderstorm warning move inside a sturdy structure immediately and stay away from windows. Strong, damaging wind and large hail are occurring or will shortly.  Take Action! Acting early helps to save lives! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml

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A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION and seek shelter now!http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml #SummerSafety

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Difference Between a Tornado Watch and Warning

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A tornado WATCH means BE PREPARED.  A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION.
If there is a tornado watch pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act, because tornadoes are possible.  If there is a tornado warning, find shelter immediately, and move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building, because a tornado is occurring or will shortly. Avoid windows and cover your head to protect yourself from flying debris.Take Action! Acting early helps to save lives! http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml

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Watch means BE PREPARED. Warning means TAKE ACTION. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml #SummerSafety

Difference Between a Tornado Watch and Warning

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What’s a watch? What’s a warning? Learn the difference between a tornado watch and warning in this short video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3V3HZBs1Y4

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Learn the difference between a tornado watch and warning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3V3HZBs1Y4 #SummerSafety

Tornado Watch

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A tornado WATCH means BE PREPARED.  If there is a tornado watch pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act, because tornadoes are possible. Preparing ahead of time helps to save lives!
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml

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Watch means BE PREPARED. Preparation helps to save lives!
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/ww.shtml
#SummerSafety

Tornado Watch

Tornado Warning

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A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION.  If there is a tornado warning, find shelter immediately, and move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building, because a tornado is occurring or will shortly. Avoid windows and cover your head to protect yourself from flying debris.Take Action! Acting early helps to save lives!
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/during.shtml

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A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION. Seek shelter now!
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/during.shtml
#SummerSafety

Tornado Warning

Comparing tornado damage and straight line wind damage

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Straight line winds can be just as strong as some tornadoes.  Take shelter immediately if there is a severe thunderstorm warning, or tornado warning. 
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml #SummerSafety

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Severe thunderstorms can produce strong winds.
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtml
#SummerSafety

Comparing tornado damage and straight line wind damage

Wireless Emergency Alerts

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Tornadoes can occur at any time of day, making the night time hours particularly dangerous since most folks are asleep.  Enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on your cell phone so you know if you’re in the path of a tornado. Find out more at http://www.ready.gov/alerts  #SummerSafety

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Enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on your cell phone. Find out more at http://www.ready.gov/alerts  #SummerSafety

Wireless Emergency Alerts

NOAA Weather Radio

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Tornadoes can occur at any time of day, making the night time hours particularly dangerous since most folks are asleep. An alarm will sound on the NOAA Weather Radio when a Tornado Warning is issued. Having the radio near your bed will alert you to danger. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/ #SummerSafety

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Get severe weather warnings at night with a NOAA Weather Radio. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/ #SummerSafety

NOAA Weather Radio

Make a Plan

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Make a severe weather plan before it happens! Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. To find out how, visit http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan #SummerSafety Photo: FEMA

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How will you stay in touch during a disaster? Make a plan! http://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan #SummerSafety (photo @fema)

Make a Plan

Information from OSHA

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Summer is here and with it comes the possibility of severe weather. Workers and employers can be exposed to unique hazards when rebuilding our communities and businesses, especially during response and recovery operations. OSHA and NOAA encourage employers to stay 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.

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html

Happy first day of Summer! We may have finally left winter snow and ice in the rearview mirror, but other severe weather still lies ahead. Remember to look to ‪#‎OSHA for the best ways to prepare for the Summer weather ahead: http://1.usa.gov/1xHCoi8

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Is your workplace ready if #SevereWeather strikes this Summer? #OSHA resources can help https://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/tornado/checklist.html  #BeAForce

Prepare for flood hazards, including dangerous flash floods, at your workplace. Visit http://www.osha.gov/dts/weather/flood/index.html. #FloodSafety #OSHA

Tell #OSHA & @NOAA how your workplace prepares for severe weather. Learn more at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/emergencypreparedness/index.html & www.noaa.gov

Use the #OSHA Evacuation eTool to make an emergency action plan for your business that includes #FloodSafety. http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/evacuation/indexhtml

Around 800 #tornadoes are reported each year. Don’t wait until a warning is issued to prepare your workplace: http://1.usa.gov/1FuRBGl #OSHA

#Tornadoes can occur with little or no warning. Taking precautions can help keep workers safe: http://1.usa.gov/1FuRBGl #OSHA

Information from OSHA

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