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Old 02-06-2008, 10:53 AM   #1
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Although severe weather can happen at any time of the year, this is a good time to remind everyone of how to be ready for severe weather at home and while RV'ing.

The best way to prepare for bad weather is getting the warning in time. The best tool for this is an ALL HAZZARD'S NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH S.A.M.E. TECHNOLOGY. They will wake you from a sound sleep with a warning, yet remain silent during normal times.

Put one in your house, car, RV, at work, and demand that your children's schools have them in their offices.

See here for mor info http://www.weather.gov/nwr/

NOTE* a few remote areas we RV in do not have the NOAA radio transmitter coverage. When in a remote area, know whether your radio can receive the transmission, so you won't have a false sense of safety about a warning.

Also local NWS offices conduct weather awarness seminars in communities across the country. These are very informative and interesting and are also free. Lasting less than 4 hours, persons of all age and weather knowledge enjoy and benefit from these. They also conduct spotter training. Contact your local NWS office or your local Emergency Management Office for details. I have been a trained spotter for over twenty years and still go to these things about twice a year.

Be aware, be safe.
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Although severe weather can happen at any time of the year, this is a good time to remind everyone of how to be ready for severe weather at home and while RV'ing.

The best way to prepare for bad weather is getting the warning in time. The best tool for this is an ALL HAZZARD'S NOAA WEATHER RADIO WITH S.A.M.E. TECHNOLOGY. They will wake you from a sound sleep with a warning, yet remain silent during normal times.

Put one in your house, car, RV, at work, and demand that your children's schools have them in their offices.

See here for mor info http://www.weather.gov/nwr/

NOTE* a few remote areas we RV in do not have the NOAA radio transmitter coverage. When in a remote area, know whether your radio can receive the transmission, so you won't have a false sense of safety about a warning.

Also local NWS offices conduct weather awarness seminars in communities across the country. These are very informative and interesting and are also free. Lasting less than 4 hours, persons of all age and weather knowledge enjoy and benefit from these. They also conduct spotter training. Contact your local NWS office or your local Emergency Management Office for details. I have been a trained spotter for over twenty years and still go to these things about twice a year.

Be aware, be safe.
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:02 PM   #3
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Good information...thanks!

Anyone out there from the Arkansas-Tennessee tornado hits last night (Super Tuesday Tornados)?
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Old 02-06-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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thanks for the heads up!
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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Another important item to remember especially critical to us as RV'ers is to know the County you are staying in.

To many times, I've heard severe weather forecasts for certain counties over the radio then heard from other Campers that they didn't realize that they were in the county.

Be aware...Know where you are!
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Might I add that you will also want to have a plan; a safe place to go if needed, before you need it. We have had to take refuse several times and it is not only scarry but in the middle of the night confusing to say the least. Our weather radio has been with us for over six years, a life saver for sure.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Joe-K:
Another important item to remember especially critical to us as RV'ers is to know the County you are staying in.
Be aware...Know where you are! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Last spring when we were spending time in San Antonio and then Oklahoma City areas (tornado alley country) I made sure we knew what counties were surrounding us. Being a map person, rather than a GPS user, on a state map I highlighted the names of the surrounding counties. To provide a "cushion of awareness" I did this in a circle of counties two deep.

Better aware than otherwise. Weather alert radio and local TV stations provide tremendous warning.
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Anyone here familiar with weather underground website? www.wunderground.com

Totally cool. Track storms real-time. I've become an addict. Check out forecasts, weather trends, chase storms on-line, pictures.
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Hurrican season will also be here soon.
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We're new to the forum and this very subject was going to be one of my first questions! Thanks for the excellent advice! EBSea
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