With our theme all through March being severe weather preparedness, there is no better way to be prepared than to know safe places to shelter wherever you may go! This is why the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is encouraging you to find your safe place on April 3, 2024, and take a selfie of yourself or you and your group with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie!  Here are some things to keep in mind when finding your safe place:

  1. Think about what hazards you face in certain locations, and where you spend a lot of your time. The hazard guide below can help to brainstorm some ideas of where a safe place could be from certain hazards.
  2. Be creative, get other family members involved in the process. If you have young children, you can make the process of getting to the safe place a game to keep things fun yet informational! This helps to practice your plan in a low-stress environment.
  3. Challenge others in your circle. When you post your #SafePlaceSelfie, tag your friends or family members and encourage them to also participate! The NOAA is encouraging participants for this challenge across a variety of platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

Not only does this event help to raise awareness among those who see these posts, but they also can help to encourage all of us to identify a few safe places within our community, our jobs, and our homes! 

We hope to see plenty of #SafePlaceSelfies on April 3!