Weather Related Administrator Concerns
A year or so ago an administrator of a school spotted
a group of children underneath a big oak tree during a thunderstorm.
The teacher was having a lesson on listening to thunder. After getting
the children inside, the teacher and the administrator were discussing
the danger when a bolt hit just outside the school. No one was hurt but
... Did the school have a lightning plan in force? No, but they do now.
The NWS Melbourne office has the distinction of being in the most lightning-prone
part of the USA and have done some
with schools in their area.
Even a heavy rainfall can cause problems in your transportation
department. Urban flooding has caused some school bus disasters. Do you
have a good plan in force?
Heat waves can cause big problems in unairconditioned
places. Apply the same safety planning concepts for the community at
large to your school and transportation systems.
The National Weather Service can provide some advice and some
models of plans which have been developed. For further information contact
your local National Weather Service Warning Coordination
November 22, 2005