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Blog 1: Disaster Website

With the recent tornado in Joplin, I decided to find a website with information regarding tornadoes.  I really liked the FEMA website: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/index.shtm.  FEMA shared with readers what a tornado looks like, facts about tornadoes, and how to stay as safe as possible when a tornado is approaching.  FEMA also provided a link to another website: http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/edu/safety/tornadoguide.html. This website is devoted to tornadoes, and is a great link to those interested in this natural disaster.

Another thing I enjoyed about the FEMA tornado website was the tabs they provided for different sections, such as; “Tornado Terms”, “Before a Tornado”, “During a Tornado”, “After a Tornado”.  I think it’s very helpful that FEMA is giving step-by-step instructions for their audience.  Under the “During a Tornado” tab, the website has a chart.  The chart lists different scenarios, like being in a car, outside, in your house, and provides the best option for staying safe. FEMA also provides a link to a weather radio station: http://www.weather.gov/nwr/.

I really liked that the FEMA website provides tabs and information for any stage of a tornado.  The website is easy to navigate through and understand.

  1. September 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Nice job overall. Good use of an image to dress your post up, and good discussion of FEMA’s site on tornadoes.

    Your link for the FEMA weather radio station didn’t work for me. Be sure to check these to make sure your post is good.

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