Emergency Preparedness Office
The Emergency Preparedness Office would like to take this opportunity to help all District employees be better prepared for a potential severe weather outbreak that could occur in the springtime.
The National Weather Service has put together a very informative and user- friendly Web site that will provide information needed to put a safety plan together for your family.
A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather All-Hazards Radio is a very important alerting device that will alert you to severe weather approaching our area and also serve as a multi-hazard warning device. The “tornado sirens,” now called Outdoor Warning Sirens (OWS), serve as an alerting mechanism that will be used to alert you to more things than just severe weather. If you ever hear the sirens while outside, go to a safe place inside your home or other safe interior location and turn on a radio or TV for further information.
Students and staff at schools prepare for severe weather events by practicing tornado drills once in the early fall and once in the early spring. Are you, the employee prepared? Do you and your family have a safety plan for a severe weather outbreak that could include a tornado or large hail? If not, please take the time to make a plan to keep your family safe. You may not be at home to help! For assistance in making a plan, visit the Know What 2 Do Web site for helpful information.