Many of the nation’s biggest and most costly disasters come from natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, and more. Severe weather increases the chance of damage to a community, but there are ways that you can augment your community safety.
Monitor the Weather
To reduce the damage that storms cause to your community, you must have a system in place that monitors the weather. This allows you to be proactive and alert the community to enact any action plans. Investing in commercial weather station equipment provides you with real-time alerts about the weather in your specific area. You can even know how close lightning comes with lightning network software.
Establish an Action Plan
Monitoring the weather on weather screens is not enough; you also need to have an action plan for your community members to follow. Depending on the risk to your community, you might have more than one. For example, you might have plans for:
- Hurricanes and tropical storms
- Snow storms
- Severe hot or cold temperatures
Develop an action plan that includes emergency operation centers, shelters for residents, an alert system, and more. Additionally, create individual emergency readiness plans community members can implement in their homes and businesses.
Educate the Community
The final key action to take to make your community safer is to educate your community. Ensure that residents recognize the biggest threats and implement plans to keep themselves safe, which might include knowing the closest shelter, having emergency supplies at home, putting sandbags down, or otherwise preparing their home for the inclement weather.
When it comes to the weather, you might feel as though there is not much you can do to protect your community. However, with the right monitoring, planning, and education plans, you can minimize some of the risks involved with natural disasters. Learn more about professional weather monitoring at the Earth Networks website.