Get Ready for Spring Storms, NOAA Advises

The agency's Weather-Ready Nation website has preparedness information for whatever the season may throw at you, from heat to floods and lightning.

The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is asking the American public to be ready for the wide range of weather dangers that arrive in the spring, with NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation website offeirng preparedness information for whatever the season may bring -- anything from heat to floods and lightning.

"Tornadoes, lightning, floods, rip currents, and early season heat - spring is three months of danger that can imperil the unprepared," according to information on the website. "It roars in like a lion, rampaging across the United States throughout March, April and May. And there's one hazard that can strike the coasts at any time: tsunamis."

NOAA's National Weather Service asks the public to become weather-ready for spring by following these steps:

Know Your Risk
Check weather.gov every morning. It is a simple action that will ensure that you're ready for the day's weather. Don't leave home without knowing the forecast.

Take Action!
Assemble an emergency supplies kit with 72 hours worth of food and water. In an emergency (such as after a tornado or some other hazard event), you may be stuck at home without electricity for three days or more. Make sure that you're prepared. Also, ensure that everyone in your life knows how to stay in touch with an emergency communication plan. This plan lists meeting places and alternate ways of communicating in case of emergency.

Be A Force of Nature
Inspire others by sharing your weather-ready story on social media with the hashtag #SpringSafety. It can be a simple as posting a photo of your emergency supplies kit or letting your friends know how to reach you during an emergency. Together, we can build a Weather-Ready Nation, one that is ready for any extreme weather, water, or climate event.

You also can visit NWS on Twitter to keep up with its weather alerts during the season.

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