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Safety Topic:  Severe Weather Safety

 

Spring is on the way and with it comes the potential for severe weather.  Severe weather may include:  lightning, strong winds, hail, and tornadoes, and may require the need to seek shelter.

Remember:  sirens are meant to alert those who are outside to the potential of severe weather and the need to seek shelter inside a building immediately.  They are not to be confused with alarms inside the building which alert you to the need to evacuate.  Announcements over the PA system will alert you to stay inside the building during severe weather.

If you are inside the building, you may not hear the outside sirens.  Have a back-up method to personally alert you, such as:  Code Red, local media, weather apps, or a NOAA weather radio.

Employees can find more information in the EAP.  Other resources include:

Ready Ohio

Ready.gov

FEMA printable document