This website talks about what classifies as damaging winds and who is at risk from damaging winds. It talks about the risk of winds to mobile homes. Quote: Damage from severe thunderstorm winds account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states and is more common than damage from tornadoes. Paraphrased Ideas: 1. Winds are classified as damaging if they exceed 50-60 mph. 2. The damaging winds from thunderstorms can go up to around 100 mph. 3. This damaging winds can make a path of destruction for hundreds of miles.
This website tells you how to stay safe during a tornado. It talks about 6 six warning signs of a tornado, strong and persistent rotating base, whirling dust or debris, hail or heavy rain, continuous rumble, blue-green tow white flashes at the ground meaning power lines are being snapped, and persistent lowering of the base illuminated by lightning. Quote: At school:Follow the drill! Go to the interior hall or windowless room in an orderly way as you are told. Crouch low, head down, and protect the back of your head with your arms. Stay away from windows and large open rooms like gyms and auditoriums. Paraphrased Ideas: 1. Vehicles are very dangerous in a tornado so try to get to a sturdy structure if you are in a vehicle when there is a tornado. 2. If you are in a mobile home, you need to get out and go to a sturdy structure. 3. If you are in a house with a basement, go to the basement and avoid windows.
This website shows what to do before and after a thunderstorm in order to stay safe. It says you have a 1 in 600,000 chance of being struck by lightning and the chance can be reduced by taking precautions. Quote: Get inside a home, building, or hard top automobile (not a convertible). Although you may be injured if lightning strikes your car, you are much safer inside a vehicle than outside. Paraphrased Ideas: 1. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms. 2. A severe thunderstorm warning means that you need to take action because there is a severe thunderstorm 3. A severe thunderstorm is a thunderstorm that produces hail over 1 inch, winds 58 mph or above, or a tornado.
This website tells people what to do before, during, and after a flood. It says that coastal areas are more at risk of flooding during hurricane season. It also talks about your risk of floods. Quote: There are many possible causes of floods including heavy rain or snowmelt, coastal storms and storm surge, waterway overflow from being blocked with debris or ice, or overflow of levees, dams, or waste water systems. Paraphrased Idea: 1. A flood watch means that conditions are favorable for a flood to occur. 2. A flood warning means that a flood is occurring or will happen soon. 3. It says to try to stay out of floods
This website talks about how to prepare for a tornado and what to do during and after a tornado. It talks about how tornadoes can happen with little warning. Quote: Wind from tornadoes can reach more than 300 miles per hour, and damage paths can be more than 1 mile wide and 50 miles long. Paraphrased Ideas: 1. Tornado watches are issued when atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes. 2. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado is sighted or detected by radar. 3. Some signs of a tornado are dark, sometimes greenish sky; Large hail; large low cloud (definitely if it is rotating); and a loud roar like a train
This pdf shows different myths and then busts them. It talks about tornadoes, lightning, and flash floods. Quote: Fact: Flash floods can and do occur in dry creek or river beds as well as urban areas where no streams are present. Paraphrased Ideas: Overpasses are not safe places during a tornado. If you are inside of your house, you are not completely safe from lightning. Lightning can strike far away from the storm, so if the sky above you is clear, you are not safe from lightning if there is a storm anywhere near you.
I am using this website to find information about the weather alerts. This website shows important information about different weather scenarios. Quote: Dense Fog Advisory Issued when fog reduces visibility to 1/8 mile or less over a widespread area. For marine products: An advisory for widespread or localized fog reducing visibilities to regionally or locally defined limitations not to exceed 1 nautical mile. Paraphrased ideas: 1. Winter Storm Warnings are issued when heavy snow is forecasted or happening 2. Tornado Warnings are issued when a tornado is radar detected or reported by the public. 3. Tropical Storm Warnings are issued when a tropical storm is affecting an area.