Do you know where your "safe place" is while you are at work, at home, or traveling? In early April we will be launching a 4-day #safeplaceselfie campaign over social media to encourage everyone across the country to take the #1 preparedness action when extreme weather threatens. Below are images we encourage our WRN Ambassadors to promote over the next month as we draw closer to April. Participate using your organization social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.) or even your personal accounts. Below are some talking points that provide more details on how you and your organization can contribute. It is fun. It is free. And it will go a long way to building a Weather-Ready Nation!
#SafePlaceSelfie is a grass roots campaign as part of NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation to get individuals, businesses, and all organizations ready, responsive, and resilient to extreme weather events.
Knowing your "safe place" when extreme weather threatens is the #1 preparedness action anyone can take. To this end, a social media campaign will be launched the week of, culminating in a TweetChat on .
This action can be fun, is free, and doesn't require a lot of time commitment, but can open the door to greater preparedness actions (creating a family emergency plan, emergency kit, etc.)
Encourage other accounts on social media by tagging them and asking "Where is your safe place?"
Focus is broad across the spectrum of hazards, and not just tornadoes. Hazards to consider: lightning, severe (tornadoes, high winds), extreme heat/cold, flooding, rip currents, wildfires, hurricanes, tsunamis...
And your safe place may be very different for the various hazards. For instance, a car may be a safe place from lightning, but is a dangerous place during flash flooding.
Get creative! Is there a beach nearby or are locals planning vacations to warmer climates? Help spread rip current awareness by focusing on where your safe place would be (hint: between the lifeguard flags).Thank you.
And if you aren't already...
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