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Criteria For a Tornado Warning

The National Weather Service (NWS) is the official U.S. government agency charged with issuing severe weather watches, warnings, and advisories and is the source used by iAlert.com. When the NWS issues a "Tornado Warning" their decision…

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September 2010 National Preparedness Month | Emergency Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and is the right time for you to take simple steps to prepare for an emergency in the home, at work, or in the community.  Do you have a Emergency…

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What is the Fujita tornado damage scale or fujita scale?

The Fujita Tornado Damage Scale (F-Scale) was developed by University of Chicago Professor Dr. T. Theodore Fujita in 1971 to estimate tornado strength based on damage of homes hit by tornados. On February 1, 2007 the…

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2009 Hurricane Names | 2009 National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Reports

Hurricanes are named alphabetically from a predetermined list beginning the letter "A" through "W", excluding names that begin with "Q" or "U." A storm is first named by the National Hurricane Center when the system becomes…

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2008 Hurricane Names | 2008 National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Reports

Hurricanes are named alphabetically from a predetermined list beginning the letter "A" through "W", excluding names that begin with "Q" or "U." A storm is first named by the National Hurricane Center when the system becomes…

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Why Are Hurricane Names Are Retired

When a major hurricane impacts a country that country can request the name of the hurricane be "retired" through the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in Geneva Switzerland. Retiring a name actually means that it will not…

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Protection Against Extreme High Temperatures

Exposure to even short periods of high temperatures can cause serious health problems and potential death.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more people in the United States died from extreme heat…

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