…then you likely could get hurt. So please PLEASE be careful this 4th of July holiday.
Also, fireworks are expensive. Leave it to the pros.
Here’s a quick news story with my friend Euclid Fire Capt Jay Northup on the dangers of fireworks who was injured a few months ago in NE Ohio. (click on the picture)
Fire Captain Jay Northup suffered a severe head injury, two ruptured eardrums, second-degree burns, and multiple bruises and cuts requiring 35 stitches after an accident involving fireworks. / AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY
Again, I would highly recommend that you leave the fireworks to the pros.
It’s still 2017 National Severe Weather Preparedness Week!
Despite the spectacular summer weather we are experiencing today in March, it is likely that conditions can rapidly change.
While we see this today…
…we might see this kind of weather in the next 24-hours.
Of course we need to be prepared for these types of situations so I usually have a few of these emergency panchos stashed away in my vehicle.
While not fashionable, they provide some refuge and partial coverage in case I or my fellow PIOs get caught in some severe weather incident – we are somewhat protected.
And yes, having more than one is advisable as you likely have other family, friends, and/or people that might get wet too.
For more info on how you could better prepare yourself for severe weather, check out the list of preparedness stuff from my friend Jana and her team at Ready.Gov on a kit or an family communications plan.
Hello there! Do you know the differences Advisories vs Watches vs Warnings??
Advisory – A less severe winter weather event that is imminent.
Watch – The potential exists for a significant or dangerous weather event.
Warning – A significant or dangerous weather event that is imminent
Few other bits of info from the NOAA / National Weather Service:
Hazardous Weather Outlook – The Hazardous Weather Outlook usually provides three to seven-day advance notice of a hazardous winter weather event which has the potential to threaten life or property.
Short Term Forecast – Describes the weather in the local area and includes a short-range forecast (usually not more than six hours). This product will be updated more frequently when it is used during active weather. This product is also sometimes referred to as a “NOWcast.”
Special Weather Statement – Designed to alert the public to a short term hazardous weather threat within twelve hours of occurrence, which may require a heightened level of awareness or action.