SAISD Observes Severe Weather Awareness Week
March 3, 2014
San Angelo ISD will join the State of Texas in recognizing Severe Weather Awareness Week from March 2 to March 8.
During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the National Weather Service in coordination with the Texas Department of Public Safety will highlight various aspects of severe weather. Topics will include types of thunderstorms, tornadoes, hail, microbursts, flash flooding, lightning and family preparedness.
The local observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week is an effort to increase awareness of severe weather and to motivate individuals, families, businesses, and municipalities to take actions that will prepare them in the event of severe weather.
As part of this annual observance, some schools within SAISD will be participating with much of West Central Texas in the Practice Tornado Drill to be held on Wednesday, March 5th at 9:30am.
Severe Weather Awareness Week corresponds with the National Severe Weather Preparedness Week sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year NOAA has selected the theme Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step. Being a force of nature means taking the proactive steps of knowing your risk, being prepared and taking appropriate actions before, during and after extreme weather.
Watch the following videos to learn more about staying safe when severe weather strikes.