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NOAA flooding awareness road sign Credit “NOAA” for this safety poster
Floods, on average, kill more than 100 people and are responsible for $4.6 billion in damage in the United States each year. More than half of those deaths occur in vehicles overtaken by floodwaters. This is a life saving campaign by NOAA to get us to remember to not drive through flood waters, but turn around and don't drown.
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NOAA photo - Tornado Tim says, "Never try to out run tornado" safety Campaign Part of the Tornado Tim safety campaign designed to remind you that you should never try to outrun a tornado. It is hard to know what direction to drive away from a tornado. You may end up driving right into it's path, so never try to outrun one. Think safety when a tornado approaches, your life may depend on it. 800 x 600
Photo is from the NOAA severe weather photo archives
Photo credit NOAA Severe weather archives Tornado Tim reminds you that in the United States, an average of 67 people are killed each year by lightning. That's more than the annual number of people killed by tornadoes or hurricanes. Many more are struck but survive. However, they often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms, including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, numbness, dizziness, stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression, and an inability to sit for long. 800 x 600 Photo is from the NOAA severe weather photo archives.
Tornado Tim reminds you to find shelter when a tornado approaches. The safest place to be is under the ground, or as low to the ground as possible, and away from all windows. If you have a basement, make it your safe place. If you do not have a basement, consider an interior hallway or room on the lowest floor. Putting as many walls as you can between you and the outside will provide additional protection.
Photo is from the NOAA severe weather photo archives.
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