**Please remember to change your batteries in your smoke detectors each time you change your clocks**
Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Carbon Monoxide is an colorless, odorless gas that is often referred to as the "silent killer."
Carbon Monoxide replaces oxygen in the blood and can kill in a matter of minutes.
The only way to detect CO in your house is to have CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS.
* They needs be at least on detector on every floor of the house and one within 15 feet of every bedroom. IT IS THE LAW.
If your CO detector goes off in your home, get out of the house and stay out. CALL 911 from a neighbors house and make sure to tell the dispatcher of any illnesses.
With Tornado season upon us, we thought it would be a good idea to make sure everyone was on the "same page" when it came to weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are right for the formation of severe thunderstorms in the area that the watch is issued for, but
no severe thunderstorms have been detected by doppler radar at this time. You should remain alert for changing weather conditions.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning means that doppler radar has indicated a sever thunderstorm in the warning area. You should be prepared to seek
immediate shelter. A sever thunderstorm is one that can produce wind gusts over 55 mph and/or ¾" or larger hail.
A Tornado Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are right for the formation of severe thunderstorms that could produce tornados in the area that the watch is issued for, but
no severe thunderstorms or active tornados have been detected by doppler radar at this time. You should remain alert for changing weather conditions.
A Tornado Warning means that doppler radar has indicated an active tornado, or conditions that would likely produce a tornado for the area where the warning has been issued.
You should SEEK SHELTER in your basement or an interior room of your home (away from windows) IMMEDIATELY.
For additional information about Severe Weather Preparedness, please visit: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/severeweather/index.shtm