Severe weather can strike at any time. National Severe Weather Preparedness Week is a perfect time to start or to update your emergency preparedness plans for your household and workplace.
The American Red Cross is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA) to encourage people to Be a Force of Nature and to prepare for severe weather before it strikes.
The Red Cross has a number of resources to make it easy for households and businesses to get started.
A series of award-winning, mobile apps has been developed that provide expert, emergency information when and where you need it. Users have access to real-time information at their fingertips for events like tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes. Lives have been saved by people receiving warnings and alerts which allowed them to quickly gather their family members and head to their safe place.
Ready Rating™ is a free, web-based program designed to help businesses, organizations and schools become better prepared for emergencies. Members complete a self assessment of their current readiness level and receive immediate, customized feedback with resources to improve their scores. First Aid Emergency Drills help businesses train their staff for emergencies and disasters.
Preparing for severe weather is easy and you don’t have to do it all at once in order to Be a Force of Nature.