Before the Storm Strikes, Ohio Severe Weather Week Educates and Prepares
by Emma Headley – our freakin’ awesome new intern from The Ohio State University!
March 25th was the start of Severe Weather Week in Ohio! Severe Weather Week is a way for Central Ohio to prepare for severe weather that typically occurs in the months of April, May and June. Ohio could have really used an earlier Severe Weather Week this year. Two tornado events and flooding have already occurred in the month of March. To help Ohioans prepare for what looks to be a windy and wet spring, on Wednesday March 28th there was a statewide tornado drill at 9:50 a.m. Did you go to your safe place?
As a student at OSU, I feel like storms and natural disasters are the last things I’m worried about with my busy schedule. Severe weather is nothing to overlook though and I hope my fellow students and neighbors can take this week seriously for their own safety. Throughout the week of the 25th-31st tune in to your local news channel where they will be airing important information and safety tips about how to react to severe weather warnings. If you still do not feel prepared, check out severe weather safety tips at www.redcross.org. The best way to stay safe this season is to educate yourself and your family on how to prepare for a storm before it strikes. Remember, hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is freakin’ awesome! Emma Headley signing out!