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Severe Weather Tips
Before Severe Weather Occurs
It is important for you to know that the term SEVERE WEATHER is defined as hail stones 1 inch in diameter or larger, winds at 58 miles per hour or higher, or a tornado.

Any thunderstorm may cause damage, or injury, and does not have to be classified as severe.

Lightning is a significant hazard during thunderstorms.

Heavy Rain may also occur during thunderstorms.

It is also important to know the differences between a "Watch" and a "Warning". The NWS has posted a short You Tube video titled: FAQ: What's a Watch that helps explain the differences.

The National Weather Service has a Thunderstorm, Tornado, and Lighting Preparedness Guide that explains various severe weather hazards and preparedness actions you should take.
Be alert to local weather forecasts so that you know if/when thunderstorms are forecasted for your area.

Calumet County is served by the National Weather Service Office in Green Bay, WI.

The NWS Green Bay website provides a wealth of forecast and weather information.

The Weather Picture gives you a snapshot of current expected weather conditions.

Tornado Tips
U.S. Insurance Net has posted an exceptional article, along with links, on Tornado Preparedness, Actions to You Need to Take to Recognize and Protect Yourself during a Tornado.
 
The link to the page can be found here:
http://usinsurancenet.com/tornado-preparedness/

The use of Residential Safe Rooms, and Public or Community Safe Rooms is an important consideration.

Link to FEMA Safe Room page:
http://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms


Calumet County
206 Court St
Chilton, WI 53014

Main Offices
920-849-2361
920-989-2700




Calumet County