I know I am! And not only the warmer weather but also to see the Beautiful spring colors! As the earth comes un-dormant in our part of the world, the spring colors will fill our scenery all around us. Nature can be so beautiful, but also violent. As we live here in the Midwest, spring & summer storms can turn violent. We should all know the basics on how to take cover in a bad storm, dangerous lightening, flash flooding, high winds, tornados, hail, etc by now. If you don't have a basement or storm shelter, do you know what room is the safest for you and your family? I will be posting some links for you to read more information on how to help protect your family from dangerous storms. Every ounce of knowledge and a reminder is always helpful. Teaching your older children on where to go or what to do too if they are home alone and frightening is very helpful.
I do love to set out and listen to the fall of a gentle rain coming down but Storms are another story all together. Spring storms can be deadly. We want to do our part in educating and passing on Helpful tips to help kept you and your family safe. Tornados are not discrimination. They will destroy any building whether brick, stone, wood, or metal when in their path. Being as low to the ground or better yet, below ground is the best place. Inside a small closet or a bathroom was the best place to be if you did not have a shelter or basement.
None of us want to be in a violent storms but here in the Midwest, the storms seem to be getting worse each year. We pray for less storms and for the people that are in the lines of the storms. We want you to be as prepared as you possibly can be. Try to have a plan of action for each type of diaster that is possible for your area of the world. Be sure to include a plan of contact that will let your family and friends know you are safe. Remember Cell phones may not be available to use in certain times as cell towers can go down as well. One needs to have an alternate way of contact if possible.
Here are some website links for Safety Tips on Storms, Tornados, ETC.
If you are in a path of a tornado the above links may be able to help you survive a tornado and take precautions. We pray and that there is no harm to you or your pets or families. Materials things are just material things, yes some things are irreplaceable, but your life is what matters the most. Take shelter and take prevention to help ensure the safety of your family and pets.
Extreme & High Winds, Lightening, Flooding - Flash Flooding: near rivers and creeks,
Extreme & High Winds conditions: You have to watch out for Trees and Limbs falling on your home and vehicles is very dangerous. If possible, you need to cut down trees that are near your home or that can fall on your home down. Trim branches and limbs to keep building, vehicle and persons safe from harm.
Lightening: Stay away from windows, stay inside to keep from harming and getting struck yourself. For more about lightening visit National Geographic website! Most deaths from lightening occurs in the summertime. Naturally more people are outside enjoying swimming, golfing, baseball, floating and you are more exposed. If storm is approaching take the necessary precautions.
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Flooding - Flash Flooding near rivers and creeks: Keep an eye on the rising water and get out of the area before the flooding occurs. Our Reverse 911 in Jefferson County, MO is a good method of getting notified for your area if it is flooding or expected to flood or inclement weather is approaching. Make sure you are signed up for this service. It is always good to be notified when inclement weather is fast approaching or if a creek is flooding near your home. Now all creeks are not on this service but pay close attention to the weather at your home and if the conditions are favorable for flash flooding. Be ALERT and Ready to Act. Here is a link for some preparedness tips on Flooding.
The topics above in this article is some tips and information links to help you be prepared for the upcoming Spring & Summer time Weather. We want to help you be prepared. Don't forget to get fresh batteries for you flashlights. A hand Crank Radio or battery operated one. A generator if at all possible. Remember Cell Towers may be brought down in a storm too so cell service may not be available. Medical information, first aid kit, etc is just some of the items you may need.
Here is a link to the CDC.Gov website in which they have a list of items you may need or tips that may help as well for the upcoming Spring Storms.
Be prepared and Safe for the upcoming Storm Seasons.
We here at Golden Acres Mobile Home Community & Carlsbad Management, LLC sits high on a hilltop in House Springs MO, North-Eastern Jefferson County MO. We wish everyone a Safe Spring and Summer. May your days be blessed and full of adventure! Don't forget to get out and see the spring colors. Get out side and take a hike, plant a flower or veggie garden or take a road trip to see the scenery of Missouri. But at the same time keep a watchful of eye on the weather around you.
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Tammy, my assistant, will be doing a blog on planting roses in the very near future. I like flower pots and load them up with different types of annual flowers and perennials. I personally love the double rose moss, it comes back every year! It takes low maintenance. As I am always on the run. LOL. Hostas, iris, day lilies, surprise lilies, tulips, etc is nice for their green foliage and beautiful blooms. I say read the directions and make sure you put your plants in the right spot according to the sunlight, watering, and feeding that they will need.