Emergency Management News

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Plan Your Fire Escape #OKfire

Make a Fire Escape Plan Graphic

You have less than three minutes to get out of your home in a fire. Are you ready?   

Talk to your family about what to do in a fire. If you use a wheelchair or a cane, make sure you can get to it easily and get out quickly. If you wear hearing aids or eyeglasses, put them next to your bed while you’re sleeping. Practice how you will escape by holding a fire drill twice a year and develop a fire escape plan with these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:  
  • Have two ways out of each room. 
  • Know to crawl low to the floor when escaping to avoid toxic smoke. 
  • Know that once you’re out, stay out.
  • Know where to meet after the escape. 
  • Your meeting place should be near the front of your home, so firefighters know you are out. 
  • Practice your fire escape plan.
Learn more about preventing and preparing for home fires by visiting the U.S. Fire Administration.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February Climate Data is supplied by @OKmesonet

Periods of Record
# - large gaps in record
1T Avgs: 53/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (1963)
Low T-2 (1951)
Precip0.98 (1983)
Snow4.0 (2011)
2T Avgs: 53/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 5%
High T87 (2003)
Low T-1 (1951)
Precip0.22 (1944)
Snow0.5 (1996)
3T Avgs: 55/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T81* (1934)
Low T2 (1996)
Precip1.20 (1960)
Snow0.5* (1929)
4T Avgs: 56/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T78* (1928)
Low T-1 (1996)
Precip3.23 (1964)
Snow0.5* (1983)
5T Avgs: 55/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T82 (2008)
Low T5 (1989)
Precip0.67 (1987)
Snow2.5 (1998)
6T Avgs: 56/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T78* (1925)
Low T10 (1914)
Precip0.72 (2005)
Snow3.0 (1961)
7T Avgs: 56/27
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T82 (1932)
Low T-3 (1933)
Precip1.45 (1934)
Snow6.0 (1933)
8T Avgs: 57/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T80* (1925)
Low T-6 (1933)
Precip1.10 (1927)
Snow2.0 (1929)
9T Avgs: 55/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T88 (1932)
Low T7 (1933)
Precip0.59 (1965)
Snow3.0 (2011)
10T Avgs: 57/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T82 (1922)
Low T4* (1929)
Precip0.80 (1993)
Snow2.0 (1986)
11T Avgs: 56/28
Sig Prcp Freq: 3%
High T93 (1962)
Low T-7 (1986)
Precip0.70 (1977)
Snowtrace (1993)
12T Avgs: 57/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T90 (1962)
Low T9 (1948)
Precip0.92 (1978)
Snow2.5 (1948)
13T Avgs: 59/30
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T87 (1962)
Low T9 (1958)
Precip1.19 (1950)
Snow2.0 (1968)
14T Avgs: 59/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
High T88 (1954)
Low T5 (1936)
Precip0.92 (1969)
Snow2.5* (1951)
15T Avgs: 57/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T88 (1924)
Low T11 (2007)
Precip0.88 (1993)
Snow2.5 (2004)
16T Avgs: 57/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T78 (1927)
Low T9 (1936)
Precip0.80 (1940)
Snow7.0 (1928)
17T Avgs: 58/29
Sig Prcp Freq: 9%
High T83 (1970)
Low T12* (1928)
Precip0.62* (1998)
Snow2.0 (1978)
18T Avgs: 58/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T84 (1986)
Low T2 (1978)
Precip1.12 (1921)
Snow10.2 (1921)
19T Avgs: 59/31
Sig Prcp Freq: 5%
High T86 (1986)
Low T10 (1929)
Precip0.97 (1998)
Snow1.0 (1921)
20T Avgs: 61/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T90 (1981)
Low T12 (1918)
Precip2.15 (1997)
Snowtrace* (1929)
21T Avgs: 60/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T90 (1996)
Low T11 (1939)
Precip1.74 (1997)
Snow1.5 (1968)
22T Avgs: 60/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
High T93 (1996)
Low T14 (1976)
Precip1.12 (1994)
Snow3.0 (1973)
23T Avgs: 61/32
Sig Prcp Freq: 11%
High T91 (1918)
Low T7 (1914)
Precip0.74 (1941)
Snow4.5 (1941)
24T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T92 (1918)
Low T10 (1965)
Precip0.79 (2001)
Snow2.8 (1953)
25T Avgs: 61/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 10%
High T93 (1917)
Low T9 (1960)
Precip0.88 (1933)
Snow1.0 (1960)
26T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (1996)
Low T12* (1934)
Precip0.36* (1915)
Snow1.0 (1945)
27T Avgs: 61/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T86 (2009)
Low T10 (2002)
Precip0.65 (1948)
Snow7.0 (1945)
28T Avgs: 60/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T88 (1972)
Low T11* (1922)
Precip1.40 (1990)
Snow2.7 (1922)
29T Avgs: 65/33
Sig Prcp Freq: 4%
High T87 (1972)
Low T16 (1960)
Precip0.61 (2004)
* - Record since tied
Highlight = Feb record
All Temps in deg F
All Precip in inches
Sig Prcp Freq = Pct of
days with >= 0.1" precip
Feb. Averages
High Temp58 F
Low Temp31 F
Avg Temp45 F

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Winter Safety for Senior Citizens @MatureAmericans @AARP #OKwx

Older Adult Shoveling
Did you ever hear a parent tell a child to put on a coat before they catch a cold?  That’s because just being really cold can make you very sick, and it’s not limited to kids. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) says older adults can lose body heat fast—faster than when they were young. A big chill can turn into a dangerous problem before an older person even knows what’s happening. NIA has a brochure, Stay Safe in Cold Weather! with tips on how to stay warm when it’s cold. Here are a few of the tips they recommend:
  • Set your heat at 68 degrees or higher.
  • Dress warmly on cold days even if you are staying in the house.
  • Wear loose layers when you go outside on chilly days. Wear a hat, scarf, and gloves.
  • Don’t stay out in the cold and wind for a long time.
  • Talk to your doctor about health problems that may make it harder for you to keep warm.
  • Find safe ways to stay active even when it’s cold outside.
  • Ask a neighbor or friend to check on you if you live alone.
  • If you think someone has hypothermia, call 911 right away. Cover him or her with a blanket. Don’t rub his or her legs or arms.

For more tips including keeping warm inside and how to talk with your doctor about staying safe in cold weather, check out the Stay Safe in Cold Weather Booklet from NIA.