Last year at this time the central and southern United States was being ravaged by one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency have teamed up to educate and prepare the public during the first ever National Severe Weather Week, which runs through the 29th.
FEMA Spokesman Jerry DeFelice says that there are two important things that people need to know when preparing for severe weather.
DeFelice explains that getting your friends and neighbors involved is also part of the preparation process.
DeFelice said that another good idea is to obtain a NOAA Weather Radio for your home or office. He also added that FEMA and NOAA have set up a website where people can learn more on how to be prepared during severe weather. That website can be accessed here: http://www.ready.gov/