This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota. This week is meant to remind people about the potential danger of severe weather and how to stay safe. While Telamco isn’t a severe weather expert, the topic did make us think of something related. It is a good time to double check warning and alert devices in your home and business.
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Do you have any sirens or weather radio devices that you maintain? Check the device and make sure it is functioning properly. Is your device old and worn – do you need to replace parts or update your equipment? This is something we think about often at Telamco because of the business we’re in. We hear about worn products that need replacement membrane switches, cables and other components. Often the components aren’t expensive, but the cost of having a device that isn’t functioning can be very expensive. Take the time and check your emergency devices in your home and business to make sure they are mainted appropriately.
Another idea is to have a backup device. If you have an alarm device that functions on electricity – do you have a backup plan? Having a plan on how to notify family, employees and visitors of a potential threat is an important concept. We hope you never have to implement any of the plans, but if needed they are important. Also, make a plan on where to go and what to do in case of environmental threats is another good idea.
Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week Topics
The week of April 9-13, 2018 is severe weather awareness week in Minnesota. Each year there are topics and events planned to educate and help people understand the threats of severe weather. In Minnesota the week focuses on the following topics:
- Monday = Alerts and Warnings
- Tuesday = Severe Weather, Lighting and Hail
- Wednesday = Floods
- Thursday = Tornadoes – Statewide drills at 1:45pm and 6:45pm
- Friday = Extreme Heat
Take a few moments and check your severe weather alert systems, discuss a plan and stay safe in case of severe weather.Learn more about Telamco’s capabilities.