Do you know how the public is warned of an emergency or storm?
Emergency weather warnings are broadcast on television,
radio, the internet, etc. Know your weather warnings and
what they mean. . .
watch - be alert, a storm is likely.
warning - take action, the storm is entering our
warning - snow and strong winds combined will produce
blinding snow, near zero visibility, deep drifts, and life-threatening
wind chill - seek refuge immediately.
advisory - winter weather conditions are expected
to cause significant inconveniences and may be hazardous, especially
warning - below freezing temperatures are expected
and may cause damage to plants, crops, and fruit trees.
or flood watch - be alert to the signals of flash
flooding and be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice.
warning - a flash flood is imminent, act quickly to
save yourself as you may only have seconds.
Flood warnings - flooding has been reported or is imminent, take
necessary precautions at once.