March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb, according to the old saying, but we all know that nothing regarding the weather is that predictable here in Colorado.
This week (3/3-3/9) is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, here’s what the National Weather Service has to say:
Be a Force of Nature: Severe Weather Affects Everyone, Know Your Risk, Take Action, Be an Example
- National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is March 3-9, 2013.
- During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) emphasize the need for individuals, families, businesses, and nonprofits to prepare emergency plans, and to know what to do before severe weather strikes. More information on tornadoes and severe thunderstorms is available at www.weather.gov and ready.gov/severe-weather.
- Inform the public about the severe weather hazards in their locality;
- Provide information that can be used to prepare individuals and communities for severe weather events; and
- Motivate individuals and communities to take actions that will prepare them in the event of a severe weather disaster and to share their preparedness steps with others. These actions can save lives anywhere - at home, in schools, and in the workplace before tornadoes, thunderstorms, and other severe weather strikes.