Do you know where to go if and when severe weather happens? Where would you be safe?

Wednesday, April 7th is #Safe Place Selfie Day. According to the National Weather Service, this is the day where you're encouraged to take a "selfie" and post it on social media with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.

A tornado in a field at sunset.

Growing up in Minnesota, I remember when severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings were issued, we went to the basement. It was the safest place in the house and the lowest. For homes without a basement, we were instructed to lay low in the bathtub.

Credit: National Weather Service Facebook Page.
Credit: National Weather Service Facebook Page.

In all seriousness, the idea is to get you thinking and prepared for the possibility of severe weather or how to handle a natural disaster. Where would you go? How would you handle the situation?

Trevor Boucher is a forecaster with the Las Vegas Weather Forecast Office-

"Spend a few minutes going to that safe place, take a selfie, and share over social media using the #SafePlaceSelfie hashtag. This campaign keeps it simple, while making a paramount preparedness action fun and interactive. And most importantly, we can see it working.”

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Have fun with it. Get out the selfie stick. Pose with your friends and co-workers in all kinds of make-believe severe weather situations and locations. What would you do and where would you find shelter in a tornado? What about lightning?

Post those selfies! Remember to use the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.

Cheerful university student taking selfie with friends sitting on grass

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