Severe Weather Emergencies and Safety Maps

by | Jul 10, 2020

Severe Weather Emergencies and Your Buildings

Tornado season is upon us, and that means that severe weather emergencies are more likely to happen now than any other time of year. Depending on the industry and region of your organization severe weather such as tornadoes, hurricanes, hail, thunderstorms, etc. might be the single biggest threat to the safety of your buildings. That’s why it’s imperative that businesses, organizations and schools are proactive in planning for them. Our building safety experts can help create and maintain safety maps for your structures and complexes.

The Department of Homeland Security states the following regarding severe weather emergencies:

Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds.

Sheltering Maps for Sever Weather with Building Maps

Building Maps is the industry leader in creating and maintaining safety maps of all kinds. From severe weather and fire evacuation maps to security and campus mapping, we can help you prepare for disasters and keep your employees and visitors safe.

The spring and summer months are typically the time of year we see the most severe weather. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, better known as NOAA, “…[the transition] from spring to summer, the predominant way severe weather forms across the U.S. changes. Once the jet stream moves north, severe weather occurs mainly due to mesoscale processes as larger areas of the country experience warm, humid conditions. These conditions are, historically, prime ingredients for severe weather events.”

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Why does the start of summer mean a higher probability of severe weather? – NOAA

Severe Weather – Department of Homeland Security

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