Category: General

Tornado-Photo by Anita Westervelt/FEMA

How to Prepare for a Tornado

FEMA offers a wide variety of preparedness and recovery resources, and one of their latest publications is a very helpful guide on How to Prepare for a Tornado. This 11-page PDF offers gives a comprehensive view on the What, When, Where and how to prepare BEFORE and what to do DURING a Tornado.   There is…..

READ MORE »Posted on May 15th, 2014 in category: Preparedness Tips, Recovery Tips, Tornados


PrepareAthon! is April 30th

Did you know April 30, 2014 is a National Day of Action?  America’s PrepareAthon! is a nationwide, community-based campaign for action to increase emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises conducted at the national level every fall and spring.  It’s sponsored by FEMA, and intended for individuals, groups, and communities. Find…..

READ MORE »Posted on April 19th, 2014 in category: Fire, Flood, Hurricanes, Preparedness Tips, Tornados

youth disaster preparedness

Call for Applications to FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council

This is the second year of FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council, and if you know someone who might be interested, they will be following in some impressive footsteps! FEMA is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as…..

READ MORE »Posted on February 10th, 2014 in category: General

Tornado in the late evening sky

The 2.5 Mile Wide Tornado

As a recent online article shares the staggering news that the most recent tornadoes to hit Oklahoma were the largest on record, the latest was over two and a half miles wide. As reports indicate, it would not have looked like a twister in a recognizable form.  Nature always surprises, and reminds us that we…..

READ MORE »Posted on June 6th, 2013 in category: Tornados, Weather

Natural Disasters

2012 Worst Natural Disasters

It can be sobering to look back and see what types of disasters occurred in the past year.  The memories of disaster events may only be through images we saw in the news, or they may have touched our lives directly. 2012 was full of extremes, too much water or not enough, heatwaves and hurricanes. …..

READ MORE »Posted on February 14th, 2013 in category: General, Weather

Veteran Volunteer

Thank You Veterans…and Veteran Volunteers!

Did you know that many veterans continue to protect and serve by volunteering in their communities?  Veteran talent is used in disaster preparedness and recovery.  Citizen Corps Councils across the country offer 3 ways that Veterans support their communities: Volunteer to support local response agencies Be an advocate for local emergency preparedness Be a leader…..

READ MORE »Posted on November 11th, 2012 in category: General, Preparedness Tips