Severe Weather Awareness
JEFFERSON PARISH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
“Severe Weather Awareness"
The Jefferson Parish Emergency Management (JPEM) department continually works together with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to raise awareness and save lives during the event of severe weather. Below you will find information to better prepare yourself and your family to be better "weather aware." Many organizations throughout the community provide no-cost to minimal cost educational avenues and are recommended to help keep you safe during times of severe weather. Some of these sites are: the National Weather Service, http://www.noaa.gov, FEMA www.ready.gov , or American Red Cross www.redcross.org. Additional resources can also be found through Internet searches.
Weather Awareness Topics
“Severe Thunderstorms .” Please see the attached document for a short brief descripting “ Why we should be concerned with severe thunderstorms” and “What are thunderstorms? What causes them?”
“ Flash Flooding.” Please see the attached document for a short brief descripting “Why should I be concerned about Flooding” and “What are Flash Floods? What you can do before and after the flood?”
“ Tornadoes .” Please see the attached document for a short brief descripting “Tornado facts, where and when” and “How do Tornadoes Form? Tornadoes take on many different Shapes and Sizes!”