On Sunday, December 8, Southeastern Wisconsin received its first significant snowfall of the season. Unfortunately, it wreaked havoc on our freeway systems. Multiple-car pileups made the national news.
During the last few years tornadoes have occurred in the Midwest in November and even some in January. The most recent tornado in Illinois is just another example of how Mother Nature can negatively impact our lives. Our thoughts are with those who were impacted by the November 17 tornados.
This week much of the country will experience hot temperatures with high humidity. These extreme temperatures can be very dangerous for young children, the elderly, people who work outdoors, and your pets. Extended exposure to extreme heat can cause illness or even death.
While the greatest number of tornadoes occurs in April, May, and June, tornadoes can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Fortunately everybody has the chance to survive a tornado. The keys to survival are preparedness and action. If you and your family are prepared ahead of time, you’ll be able to take the necessary action steps to survive a tornado and its aftermath. Here are some tips and resources to help prepare you and your family for a tornado and keep you all safe.
While we rely heavily on technology and weather alerts today, there are some signs that Mother Nature provides before a tornado. They are:
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Oklahoma who experienced the devastation of last week’s tornado. As a father of two daughters, it has been gut-wrenching to see the children displaced from their homes, families, and schools. I can’t imagine what those people are going through.
Like many of you, I’ve been watching the TV coverage of Hurricane Sandy. My family and I not only felt empathy for the people on the East Coast, we also had questions about all the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. My ten-year-old daughter was concerned about the hurricane itself. Her questions to me were:
1. Is the hurricane going to wreck our house?
2. Will all the water come to West Bend?