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A tornado churns up dust in the sunset light near Traer, Iowa

Each year, extreme weather in the United States causes numerous deaths and injuries and billions of dollars in damages. To ensure that you’re Weather-Ready for the season ahead, the National Weather Service launched its Summer Safety Campaign today featuring preparedness tips for summer hazards such as flash floods, excessive heat, hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning. Whether you’re out camping or sitting in a parked car, preparedness is key because extreme weather can escalate quickly. But don’t worry because the National Weather Service has you covered.

Check out the materials below, which are available for public use, to learn about potential risks and how to take action to stay safe this summer.

​​​Help us build a more Weather-Ready Nation by sharing these messages with your family, friends and social media networks!