The National Weather Service invites people all over the U.S. to share a "safe place selfie" on Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:11 a.m. local time. The "safe place selfie" campaign is an annual part of NOAA's Weather Ready Nation initiative, to raise awareness about weather safety. This particular activity is for community members to choose their safe place, so that in the event of severe weather they'll be ready.
The task is simple:
- Pick a weather hazard (there are plenty: http://weather.gov/safety )
- Find a safe place and snap a selfie
- Share it with the hashtag
"What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is it's simple message and call-to-action. If you're sitting in your home or at your desk at work looking at Twitter, ask yourself ‘what if?’ Where would you go if life-threatening weather approaches your area? 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,” said Trevor Boucher, a forecaster at the Las Vegas Weather Forecast Office.
Knowing your "safe place" is the most essential preparedness activity to save your life from extreme weather, according to the NWS.
For more information, visit the NWS website.