The National Weather Service, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the State Emergency Management Agency have joined together to promote Missouri Summer Safety Day on May 24, 2013. This campaign coincides with National Excessive Heat Awareness Day. The following is important safety information that can save peoples lives. Please help spread the word about excessive heat and lightning safety so everyone can have a safe summer.
Please visit the following web sites that contain forecast services and safety information on excessive heat, lightning, and flooding. By sharing this information, we can all reduce the impact of hazardous weather. Please feel free to copy or localize the NWS material:
• The National Weather Service Springfield, Missouri "Playing it Safe in the Ozarks" Summer Hazards page - http://www.crh.noaa.gov/sgf/?n=summer_safety
• The National Weather Service national Lightning Safety page - http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov
• The National Weather Service national Heat Safety page - http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
• Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers a statewide cooling center map at http://gis.dhss.mo.gov/Website/coolingCenter/coolingCenter.html and information on hyperthermia here - http://gis.dhss.mo.gov/Website/coolingCenter/coolingCenter.html