Precise Operations Mangement Supports National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014

Press Release
February 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For More Information Contact Janet Lockridge, 913-219-3964 janet@poperationsmgmt.com

Precise Operations Management Supports National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014

Lenexa, Kansas – Precise Operations Management is proud to support National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 2-8, 2014. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Severe weather that affects everyone and to encourage individuals, families, businesses and communities to know their risk, take action, and be an example.

Being prepared to act quickly can be a matter of survival. This is especially evident during the threat of severe weather. The Moore Oklahoma ESF 5 tornado is estimated to have caused approximately $2 billion in property damage. In the single month of November 2013 tornadoes spanned seven Midwestern states.

Severe weather could happen at any time, anywhere. Even though the Oklahoma tornado outbreak was forecasted for days in advance, and warning lead times for tornado outbreak average nearly 20 minutes, there were still many people in the damaged areas that stated they were unprepared.

Knowing your risk of severe weather, taking action and being an example are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared to save your life and assist in saving the lives of others.

Precise Operations Management assists organizations to be prepared by creating or enhancing their emergency management standard operating procedures to be prepared for the upcoming severe weather season. Businesses owners can learn how to develop these plans by attending a Business Continuity Workshop March 6th @ 3PM at Enterprise Center of Johnson County, 8527 Bluejacket St, Lenexa, KS 66214.

Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.

Take Action: Before storms strike, develop a business continuity plan, create or purchase an emergency supplies kits, and participate in a local event on April 30 through America’s PrepareAthon.

Be an Example: Share your preparedness story with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. Letting others know that you’re prepared will prompt them to prepare as well. Studies show that many people use social medial in the event of a disaster to let relatives and friends know they are safe. This is an import trend because people are most likely to take preparedness steps if they observe the preparations taken by others. Social media provides the perfect platform to model preparedness actions for others.

Being weather ready is a collective effort. It takes the whole community to effectively prepare for, protect again, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against damages caused by tornadoes, severe thunderstorm and other severe weather.

Precise Operations Management is proud to support the goals of National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. By preparing our communities, we are able to build a Weather-Ready Nation – that is resilient in the face of extreme weather.

Learn more at www.weather.gov and www.ready.gov/severe-weather or the Spanish-language web site www.listo.gov. Follow the National Weather Service @nws and FEMA @readygov on Twitter. -end-

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