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ERIC Number: ED539488
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Severe Weather Planning for Schools
Watson, Barbara McNaught; Strong, Christopher; Bunting, Bill
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
Flash floods, severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes occur with rapid onset and often no warning. Decisions must be made quickly and actions taken immediately. This paper provides tips for schools on: (1) Preparing for Severe Weather Emergencies; (2) Activating a Severe Weather Plan; (3) Severe Weather Plan Checklist; and (4) Periodic Drills and Training. Appended are: (1) Severe Weather Safety; (2) Thunderstorms and Lightning; (3) Spotting Severe Thunderstorms and Tornadoes; (4) The National Weather Services' Methods for Detecting and Tracking Severe Weather; (5) What to Listen For from the National Weather Service; and (6) Glossary of Weather Terms. (Contains 1 footnote and 20 resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities