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Today's modern society sports many different cultures of people, who like
the rest of society, have differing views of things. However, most people consider knowing
safety as being of utmost importance in their lives. We want to know for instance, when an
EF-5 tornado is approaching, but yet feel less threatened during a severe thunderstorm. We
want to know about safe practices, yet tend to be apathedic or even complacent when severe
weather lurks. Are these good ideas to have? From a safety standpoint, they are not good ideas
to have. We need to stop with our silly ideas of things, and get down to the facts about
safety in our lives. We need to create a plan of safe action to use the next time severe
weather moves into the area. Being prepared, that's what it's all about.
The suggestions given below are merely that - suggestions! It is important to evaluate
your specific home and place of work to determine exactly where the safest spot is. The
information presented here is simply meant as a guideline to help you decide where you
should go the next time severe weather threatens. In some cases, such as schools, hospitals, and
some other public places, the actual places for the best safety may be different from that shown
by our examples. This may be due to the way the building was constructed, and it's interior layout.
But, in general, it is the same for all situations.
The table that appears below provides links to various places where safe shelter may be located.
To find out where safe shelter areas are located, just click on the link to a place. Remember,
this is not some sort of quiz or test, so there is no "pass" or "fail". The correct shelter
area for each place will be highlighted with blue text, while incorrect areas will be highlighted
with red text.
Mission and Vision Statement
Mission (Why we are here): To help save lives and mitigate property loss, and
assist in improving economic efficiency by providing top quality and highly accurate products which deals
with severe local storms and the analysis and predictions of these events. We are helping to increase
public awareness of such events through outreach programs.
Vision (What we hope to achieve): To be our coverage region's calm, clear and trusted source for
severe weather information -- even during the storm! Together with the NWS and our other partners, help
enable communities to be safe from tornadoes and severe thunderstorms.
If you want more information about severe weather, just call or write to the
National Weather Service in Green Bay.