Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Buckle your seat belts, this may be a rough ride... at least I see a light at the end of the tunnel

I was engaging in my daily ritual of preparedness reading when I stumbled upon this article. It mentions that "a wetter-than-usual winter and a jet stream ripping over the part of the country known as tornado alley could lead to an active spring -- perhaps starting with the strong twister that nicked a small part of western Oklahoma town Monday night."

Wait... it's already tornado season?

Oh me! Oh my! Whatever shall we do?!

For starters, we should run out and buy a weather alert radio.

In yet another glorious partnership, CBS 11 and TXA 21 have partnered with Midland Radio Corporation to offer NOAA weather radios for sale at a reduced price at all 168 Dallas/Fort Worth area Walgreens stores. A portion of the purchase price from each radio sold through June 30 will benefit the local chapters of the American Red Cross.
"We're committed to keeping North Texans safe when severe weather strikes," said CBS 11's chief meteorologist, Larry Mowry. "Timely, accurate information can save lives. Weather radios are especially important when people are asleep, as overnight storms can do and spawn tornados."

I know - fabulous idea! Why didn't I think of it first?

So run out - preferable not in the torrential downpour some of us experienced today - and get your very own weather alert radio, master of preparedness.

No comments:

Post a Comment

The American Red Cross-North Texas Region does not moderate comments prior to posting, and we gladly welcome your comments — supportive, dissenting, questioning or otherwise. In general, we do not delete or censor comments unless they:

· contain excessive profanity
· contain harsh or offensive language
· use flaming or threatening language
· are abusive
· are off-topic or an inappropriate tangent
· are blatantly spam
· promote or advertise businesses
· personally attack the blogger or other commenters

While the American Red Cross-North Texas Region seeks to inspire, educate and excite its readers, this blog is a resource for the community and inappropriate comments will not be allowed. Participants who violate this Comment Policy may be blocked from future access and/or commenting on this blog.