Author Archives: Allan Ninness

Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 22-28

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!
Lightning Safety Awareness Week is  June 22-28, 2014. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov or
http://iema.illinois.gov/publications/pdf/Lightning_Safety_Awareness_Guidebook.pdf

NO PLACE OUTSIDE IS SAFE NEAR A THUNDERSTORM! When you hear thunder, go inside a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. If you are caught outside, avoid open areas and never stand under a tall, isolated tree. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
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Lightning kills over 50 people in the US each year and injures hundreds more. Don’t be one of them. When you hear thunder, immediately seek safe shelter in a substantial building or vehicle with a metal top and sides. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors… and stay inside for 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
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Thunder is natures early warning sign for lightning. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike and you need to immediately need to seek safe shelter in a substantial building or a vehicle with a metal top and side. Stay inside 30 minutes after you hear the last sound of thunder. Learn more at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov.
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When you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike:

Seek shelter immediately in a substantial building but stay away from corded telephones, electrical appliances, and plumbing.
The second safest place is a vehicle with a metal roof and metal sides.
If you are caught outside, stay away from open areas and water. Never stand under a tall, isolated tree.
Lightning victims are safe to touch. If someone is unresponsive or not breathing, immediately call 9-1-1 and do CPR.

New SCEMA Web Page

LOGO Twitter Profile

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Nick Hyatt and Steven Mark Mathews we now have a new mobile friendly web presence.

Good work!

SCEMA to host NWS Spotter Training

Spotter training 2013

NWS Spotter Training

Monday March 24, 2014 – 6:30PM

Southeastern Illinois College – Room B-137 (Private Dining Room) 

3575 College Road, Harrisburg, IL 62946

 

The National Weather Service relies on trained volunteers to supplement
doppler radar information on severe storms and tornadoes. These
dedicated individuals volunteer many hours of their time to learn about
and detect severe weather. Their valuable cooperation is important in
the warning process. Weather reports from trained spotters are used
along with doppler radar data to issue warnings of tornadoes, severe
thunderstorms, and flash floods.

These classes are free of charge and are open to anyone who has an
interest in severe weather and/or public service. The objective of the
training is to provide the knowledge to identify and report key severe
weather features.

The classes are about 2 to 3 hours in length. All course materials are
provided, and a certificate of completion will be given at the end of
each class.

For more information contact:

Allan C. Ninness, Director
Saline County Emergency Management Agency
618-252-3732
ema@salinecounty.illinois.gov