- Office of Meteorology Publications - You can access safety publications
on a wide range of weather-related topics including dust
storms, heat waves, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, flash floods
and floods, thunderstorms and lightning. Other publications include A
Pilot's Guide to Aviation Weather Services, Safe Boating Weather Tips,
Basic Spotter's Field Guide, and the mariner's guides. Some
publications are printed in Spanish and others are in pdf format.
- NOAA Weather Radio - NOAA Weather Radio...the voice of the National
Weather Service. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts National Weather Service
warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a
day. NOAA Weather Radio is provided as a public service by the
Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. The NOAA Weather Radio network has more than 480
stations in the 50 states and near adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico,
the U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Pacific Territories.
- Special Needs NOAA Weather Radio - The special-needs NOAA Weather Radio was designed to adapt to the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The Radio can warn deaf and hard-of-hearing persons of hazardous conditions, giving them around-the-clock, up-to-the-minute weather information. The Radio is a weather alerting system that can be a lifesaver, much as the now commonly-used smoke detector with flashing light, for deaf and hard-of-hearing persons.
Lightning Kills, Play it Safe Summer is the peak season for one of the
nation's deadliest weather phenomena - lightning. In the United States,
an average of 73 people are killed each year by lightning. That's more than the
annual number of people killed by tornadoes or hurricanes. Many more people are struck
but survive. However, they often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms,
including memory loss, attention deficits, sleep disorders, numbness, dizziness,
stiffness in joints, irritability, fatigue, weakness, muscle spasms, depression,
and an inability to sit for long. To learn more about lightning, be sure to check
out the Quick Facts.
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- Floods ..the Awesome Power! A Preparedness Guide - This
guide explains about the dangers of the primary weather-related killer
in the United States. It explains how flash floods occur and how we can
Flood Safety NOAA's National Weather Service's Flood Safety Website offers information and resources about flood safety.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Tsunamis - This page
provides information about tsunamis. The phenomenon (pronounced
“soo-nah-mee”) is a series of waves of extremely long wave length and
long period generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance
that vertically displaces the water. In the past, tsunamis were often
referred to as "tidal waves," a misnomer. Tides are the result of
gravitational influences of the moon, sun, and planets and tsunamis
are not caused by the tides and are unrelated to them.
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Website Owner: NOAA Office of Education,
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
United States Department of Commerce
November 30, 2010 1:58 PM