This article focuses on mass shooter and similar situations. But the assess then react way of dealing with disaster is one of the key steps you can take to protect you, those you love, and your stuff.
(R)esearchers have found a noticeable rise in injuries due to perceived threats over actual threats. Basically, people are panicking and hurting each other more often, even when there isn’t necessarily an actual threat.
One of the things I focus on in my safety talks is not letting the situation get ahead of you. We do that best when we’re informed…which is the core reason for the site. Assess before you react is also one of the first things I learned in CERT four years ago. Some of the other things I learned may surprise you.
Not seeing any severe weather in the near term future.
I've chased storms and reported on the weather in some form now for almost 40 years. My first severe weather coverage was in the summer of 1981 on an FM station in Pratt, KS.
I worked for KFDI News, including many hours in the Mobile Units during storm season, for six years. I went to KWCH12 as their storm chase coordinator for the 2003 and 2004 seasons. Then I went into business for myself and have been chasing actively since 2005.
2020 brings some new things to the site, but at the core I still am driven to connect my understanding of weather and safety to you, giving accurate and timely information the best ways I can with the tools available. I'm gratified to have you along for the ride!