Severe weather warnings have been coming in all day and assistance is needed for weather spotters who head out to track the storm. Help is needed with traffic and crowd control during a festival or parade. It’s the middle of the night, your radio tones go off, and there is a request to provide food and water for firefighters as they work around the clock to put out a fire. The county calls for assistance with a search and rescue effort. Does this sound interesting to you?
As the weather warms up, we will start to see severe storms in St. Charles. It’s a good idea to know what to do before the weather turns bad. A couple of terms that are important to know:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch – Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. Stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.
School is back in session and student safety is always at the forefront of back-to-school preparations. Coordinated student safety plans developed collaboratively by the St. Charles Police Department, St. Charles Fire Department and St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 officials are in place to keep students safe when they are in school.
Staying Healthy and Safe After a Disaster
Recovery from the trauma of a disaster continues days or months after the event as you and your family face the emotional and psychological effects of the event. Reactions vary from person to person and may include restless sleep, nightmares, anger, fear, wanting revenge, lack of emotion, needing to keep active, loss of appetite, weight loss or gain, headaches, and mood swings.