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.