Marion, Ohio – If there was one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what would it be? For many, that one action is to know ahead of time where their safe place is located. In early April, please join the National Weather Service and its over 7300 Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors and take a “selfie” and post with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.
To encourage the participation of the community, Marion Ohio Weather will be teaming up with other local organizations to provide prizes for residents of our community. Also use the hashtag #MOWselfie to be entered to win a prize.
Here are some helpful suggestions:
- Think about the hazards in your area where you would need to know where safe places or evacuation routes are located.
- Get creative! Storm shelters, safe rooms, and interior bathrooms are all good safe places from tornadoes and strong winds, but think of other scenarios or hazards that may require other safe places.
- What other preparedness actions make your safe place even safer? Having a NOAA Weather Radio? Emergency Kit? Family Communications Plan?
- Encourage family, friends, and your social media network to post their #SafePlaceSelfie. Tag someone on your post and ask them, “Where is your safe place from extreme weather?”
NWS offices and the Marion Ohio Weather Team will ramp up social media posting as we get closer to April 4, where we will share the most creative, unique posts. Feel free to ask questions and engage in dialog with the larger #SafePlaceSelfie social media community.