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2201 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO 65202 Phone: (573) 447-5000 FAX: (573) 447-5099 Friday, May 22, 2015
Severe Weather Nothing new to Boone County
Gale Blomenkamp, Battalion Chief/MPIO - Monday, April 20, 2015


With the spring weather season upon us here in Mid Missouri and the potential for severe weather, the Boone County Fire Protection District wants to offer these helpful safety tips to the citizens and visitors of Boone County.

Lightening Safety:
Lightning causes around 100 deaths in the U.S. annually, which is more than hurricanes and tornadoes combined. Remember that lightning can strike up to several miles away from the actual thunderstorm.

WHEN INSIDE:
Avoid using the telephone (except for emergencies) or other electrical appliances.
Do not take a bath or shower.
IF CAUGHT OUTDOORS:
Go to a safe shelter immediately! such as inside a sturdy building. A hard top automobile with the windows up can also offer fair protection.
If you are boating or swimming, get out of the water immediately and move to a safe shelter away from the water!
If you are in a wooded area, seek shelter under a thick growth of relatively small trees.
If you feel your hair standing on end, squat with your head between your knees. Do not lie flat!
Avoid: isolated trees or other tall objects, bodies of water, sheds, fences, convertible automobiles, tractors, and motorcycles.

Tornado Safety:
Tornadoes are the most violent atmospheric phenomenon on the ...

 
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