There are an average of 1,000 tornadoes in the United States each year. Unfortunately many of these are deadly, but just how often, and when do they strike?
Thunderstorms, ranging from mild to severe, are the most common weather formation, producing heavy rainfall, hail, high winds, flash floods, and damaging tornadoes.
The National Weather Service explores why people ignore warnings of approaching severe weather. Answers are vital to those that utilize NWS forecasts including mariners.
Hurricane watches and warnings are issued to warn residents of danger and damages that could occur with a hurricane. Understand the warnings and prepare to minimize risk.
Learn how to prepare for an emergency, whether it is a natural disaster or financial troubles. It is important to have a 72 hour kit, food storage, and emergency plans.