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As we head into severe weather season, it’s that time of year to review family safety plans ahead of a local threat! Help the National Weather Service and its Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors bring awareness to the importance of preparedness by participating in the sixth annual #SafePlaceSelfie Day on April 6, 2022.

Extreme weather doesn’t stop for anyone, and it only takes one storm to devastate a community. That’s why it’s essential that you take the time to identify your “safe place” – a secure location that can keep you safe from a specific weather hazard. Some examples of safe places include storm shelters and basements, but if those options are not available, an interior room without windows can offer protection. FInding your safe place well before extreme weather threatens your area is one of the most essential preparedness actions that you can take.

Here’s how you can participate in #SafePlaceSelfie Day:

  1. Determine your local hazard. Note: You can choose more than one hazard and more than one location.
  2. Identify your “safe place” from that hazard and take a selfie in that location.
  3. Share your #SafePlaceSelfie on social media and encourage others to do the same.
  4. Engage audiences on other preparedness actions they can take (e.g., emergency kits, family communication plans).

For more information about finding your safe place, check out the SafePlaceSelfie “How To: Guide".

Want to go the extra mile? Take a look at the NWS Spring Safety Campaign for seasonal safety tips and share it far and wide.