Category: Storm Shelter

READY.GOV: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! The Importance of Lightning Safety

Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena–lightning. Though lightning strikes peak in summer, people are struck year round. In the United States, an average of 51 people are killed each year by lightning, and hundreds more are severely injured. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning […]

THE FAMILY STORM SHELTER – The First Rule of SAFETY

By Rich Fleetwood – Founder/Director of SurvivalRing.org Written 6/19/14 BASIC SAFE SHELTER This article starts with a very recent event…Friday, June 6th to be precise. It involves tornadoes, super cells, hail and dangerous lightning, and shelter…or lack thereof. It involves my only daughter and her two small children, alone and home in the middle of […]

TIPS: Tornado Season is here, and you need to be ready…here’s how…

From Ready.Gov… Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be in excess of […]

ACTIVE STORM THREAT: 7:00 PM MST. Active Tornadic Storm Systems across the southern USA

Source: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/ By: Rich Fleetwood Posted on: April 28, 2014 7pm MST If you are in the path of ANY major storm systems below, seek shelter immediately. Turn your weather radios ON, and have a plan. This is an ONGOING EMERGENCY SITUATION: ZCZC SPCPWOSPC ALL WOUS40 KWNS 281936 ALZ000-LAZ000-MSZ000-TNZ000-290200- PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN […]

THREATS: Slowest Start to Tornado Season in a Century

Source: yahoo.com By: Becky Oskin Posted on: April 24, 2014 A cold start to 2014 kicked off a quiet tornado season this year, which has seen the fewest twisters since 1915, according to preliminary National Weather Service (NWS) reports.   The Moore, Okla., tornado touching down in Oklahoma City on May 20, 2013. (CNN)   Notably, no one […]