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Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, Nature's Most Violent Storms: A Preparedness Guide, Including Tornado Safety Information for Schools

Title:
Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning, Nature's Most Violent Storms: A Preparedness Guide, Including Tornado Safety Information for Schools
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
$5.00
$2.50
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Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
003-017-00569-1
ISBN:
9780160924262
Description

This illustrated guide showcases some facts about weather-related events, and suggests life-saving actions you can take if you find yourself in an unexpected situation resulting from a weather-related event. The goal of this booklet is to present you with details on how to recognize severe weather, be aware of your surroundings, and to encourage you to develop a plan to be ready to act when threatening weather approaches.

Here is a bird’s eye-view of the weather-related events that are covered in this guide with a few short facts about each that are also presented in the guide.
Lightning...
Causes an average of 55-60 fatalities and 400 injuries each year
Occurs with all thunderstorms
Costs more than $1 billion in insured losses each year
Tornadoes...
Cause an average of 60-65 fatalities and 1,500 injuries each year
Can produce wind speeds in excess of 200 mph
Can be 1 mile wide and stay on the ground over 50 miles
Can exceed 125 mph
Are extremely dangerous to aviation
Flash Floods and Floods...
Are the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms, more
than 90 fatalities each year
Hail...
Can be larger than a softball (5 inches in diameter)
Causes more than $1 billion in crop and property damage
each year

Some helpful tips included in this guide include how quickly these weather events can result in a devastating situation.  Therefore, the guide emphasizes that by having a plan in place that is practiced from time to time prior to the event, response actions in an actual event can be positive rather than stressful.

This resource also provides guidance on the type of items that should be included in an Emergency Supply Kit for use at home, office, school, or place of business.  There is also a special section dedicated to schools and working with children during an unexpected weather emergency.  This school section also includes proper inspections and maintenance of buildings, and recommends emergency drills to practice the school safety plans with children, including the handling of disabled personnel and/or children.

 

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Audience

Helpful to individuals, families, children, K12 through academic school administrators and personnel, and business workplaces (including medical professionals, hospitals, senior living residences, etc.), as all of these individuals and environments need to be prepared when an unexpected weather-related event may occur.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$2.50
International Price:
$3.50
Publisher:
Commerce Dept.., NOAA, National Weather Service
Year/Pages:
2014: 19 p.; ill.
Key Phrases:
  • NOAA PA 201051
  • Tornadoes
  • Lightning
  • Emergency Preparedness
Weight:
0.1875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
07/16/2014
Last Status Update:
05/22/2017
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