National Weather Service offices that serve New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (NMDHSEM) have designated March 29-April 4, 2015 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in New Mexico. This week is also Wildfire Awareness Week in New Mexico.
The National Weather Service (NWS) will mark Severe Weather Awareness Week in New Mexico with a series of informational projects to promote awareness and encourage everyone to get ready for spring with just a few simple steps: Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature.
The keys to avoiding serious injury or death during spring severe weather season include knowing the safety rules to survive hazardous weather, knowing how to stay informed of forecasts and warnings for severe weather storm conditions, preparing ahead of time by developing both personal and community severe weather action plans and conducting drills to practice severe weather survival skills, and ensuring that your local community has an adequate severe weather warning and reporting system.
On the web:
Your Guide to Surviving Emergencies and all hazards go to: http://www.nmdhsem.org
Information on New Mexico for your local NOAA National Weather Service Offices: http://www.weather.gov/abq http://www.srh.noaa.gov/elp http://www.srh.noaa.gov/maf
Seasonal outlooks: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/
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