Across the country it is National Severe Weather Preparedness week. This year, the National Weather service is trying to save lives with new technology and warnings. What better person to talk about the seriousness of it than hero mom, Stephanie Decker.
Last year, 75 tornadoes across 8 states killed 42 people. After facing 175 mph winds from an f4 twister, Stephanie Decker’s heroic survival story made national news. Stephanie was badly injured, lying in 10-foot debris, but even with 2 severed legs and a punctured lung, she saved her two children — and not a scratch on either of them.
Today Stephanie Decker is an inspiration to many! She is a walking–double amputee hero–but credits her life to community action and medical responders that day. Her family, and many others who were affected by last year’s storms, have a new plan of action.
Lately, the severity of storms seems to be increasing throughout our nation, so take the time to sit down with your loved ones and put an action plan together.
Smart phone apps are free, and can help people pay close attention to radar that tracks storms. This app allows you to get weather information for any U.S. city or ZIP code via text message. Other alerts such as severe weather and beauty forecasts are also available.
Dual-Polarization technology: provides a three-dimensional aspect to storm detection, which can improve lead times in weather warnings issued by the weather service. This new radar technology accurately captures debris patterns, providing forecasters with important tracking information.