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To support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA’s goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people. Continue reading about EMI's Mission...

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April Safety Tip

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, Lightning......Nature’s Most Violent Storms

Lightning…

  • Causes an average of 55-60 fatalities and 400 injuries each year
  • Occurs with all thunderstorms
  • Costs more than $1 billion in insured losses each year

Tornadoes…

  • Cause an average of 60-65 fatalities and 1,500 injuries each year
  • Can produce wind speeds in excess of 200 mph
  • Can be 1 mile wide and stay on the ground over 50 miles

Straight-line Winds…

  • Can exceed 125 mph
  • Can cause destruction equal to a tornado
  • Are extremely dangerous to aviation

Flash Floods and Floods…

  • Are the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms, more than 90 fatalities each year

Hail…

  • Can be larger than a softball (5 inches in diameter)
  • Causes more than $1 billion in crop and property damage each year
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