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Hazardous Weather
Safety & Protection
Protective Structures
Some structures are in place to help
prevent/protect in times of hazardous
weather.
 Dams
 Levees
...
Dams
 Dams help hold back overflowing lakes
and rivers.
Levees
 Levees help to hold back flood waters
from rivers and oceans.
Public Domain (CC0)
Shelters
 Shelters are permanent buildings
transformed into places for people
needing a safe location to ride out a
storm...
Tornado Sirens
 Tornado sirens alert people when a
tornado is close. They are extremely
important at night when people ar...
Hazardous Weather Specific
The next slides will go over weather specific
safety and protection.
 Look for: dark, greenish sky; low, rotating
clouds; large hail
 Listen for: loud roar
 Take shelter in cellar or basem...
Hurricanes
 Prepare an emergency kit with food,
water & first aid
 Know evacuation routes and evacuate
when instructed
...
Floods
 Know if you are in a flood zone; evacuate
when instructed
 Construct barriers with sand bags if time
 Elevate e...
Sun Protection
 Wear sunscreen; reapply often
 Wear sunglasses
 Drink plenty of water
 Take shelter when possible
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  1. 1. Hazardous Weather Safety & Protection
  2. 2. Protective Structures Some structures are in place to help prevent/protect in times of hazardous weather.  Dams  Levees  Shelters
  3. 3. Dams  Dams help hold back overflowing lakes and rivers.
  4. 4. Levees  Levees help to hold back flood waters from rivers and oceans. Public Domain (CC0)
  5. 5. Shelters  Shelters are permanent buildings transformed into places for people needing a safe location to ride out a storm. Public Domain (CC0)
  6. 6. Tornado Sirens  Tornado sirens alert people when a tornado is close. They are extremely important at night when people are sleeping. Public Domain (CC0)
  7. 7. Hazardous Weather Specific The next slides will go over weather specific safety and protection.
  8. 8.  Look for: dark, greenish sky; low, rotating clouds; large hail  Listen for: loud roar  Take shelter in cellar or basement if available. If not, then seek shelter in lowest part of building in a small, interior room.  Cover head and neck. *Flying debris cause the most injuries & fatalities! Tornadoes
  9. 9. Hurricanes  Prepare an emergency kit with food, water & first aid  Know evacuation routes and evacuate when instructed  Secure all outdoor belongings  Cover windows with shutters or boards (tape does not work!)  Stay indoors during storm
  10. 10. Floods  Know if you are in a flood zone; evacuate when instructed  Construct barriers with sand bags if time  Elevate electrical items  Seek higher ground  Do NOT walk through water  Do NOT drive through water
  11. 11. Sun Protection  Wear sunscreen; reapply often  Wear sunglasses  Drink plenty of water  Take shelter when possible
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