Texas Severe Weather Danger: Stop Worrying with These 3 Events

  • Jun 04, 2018

Texas severe weather can be tricky. As we move into severe weather season here in the Lone Star State, it’s time to take a look at your school’s severe weather safety plan. Does your campus have the right protocol in place to protect students, staff, and visitors from the many threats of severe weather in Texas?

If you’re not sure, Earth Networks has you covered. This month, we’re involved in three great events that will enable Athletic Directors, Athletic Trainers, and other school administrators to assess their Texas severe weather safety plans and procedures to see what meets best practices, what needs improvement, and what information is simply outdated.

Since the school year and spring athletic seasons are winding down, now is the perfect time to focus on severe weather safety to keep student-athletes safe all summer long. Keep reading to find out what June’s Texas severe weather events are and what each will focus on. We look forward to seeing you soon!

1. TAPPS Conference

The first event coming up this month is the TAPPS Conference. TAPPS, for those of you who might not be familiar, is the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. So if you’re a public school, you might want to skip ahead to the other two events.

This annual meeting runs from June 5 to June 7, 2018. The Athletics-focused day takes place on Wednesday. During this event, we’ll have a booth set up with two of our dedicated school safety executives on site to help attendees navigate the complicated world of Texas severe weather safety.

Earth Networks currently works with dozens of schools throughout Texas – both private and public – to assist Athletic Departments in keeping folks outdoors safe. We know that thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes are all major severe weather safety concerns. Our total lightning network and expansive hyperlocal weather network help administrators make the right decision when it comes to keeping students and adults safe on campus.

If you’re attending, remember doors open at 9am on Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:45am on Thursday at the Waco Convention Center. Make sure you tell Neil and Mike hello!

2. Is Your Weather Safety Policy Getting the Job Done? Webinar 

The second event is a great one because it’s free! We’re hosting a webinar on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1 PM CT along with TAPPS and The Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA). Our meteorologists know that Texas sees more than its fair share of severe weather challenges every year. That’s why weather safety policies are no longer a luxury but a requirement.

Our organizations want to help you minimize these threats to student-athletes, athletic directors, coaches, trainers, and visitors. Join Earth Networks Meteorologist, Steve Prinzivalli, and Alief ISD’s Communication Manager, Gerald Tafallo in exploring weather safety policies and the weather solutions that make them both efficient and effective.

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  • Key weather threats in Texas and the science behind them
  • Weather safety policies and how to build one for your school
  • Weather safety technologies and key must-have features
  • How Alief ISD uses an automated weather safety solution to overcome Texas severe weather challenges

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3. THSADA Quarterly Meeting

The final event for this month is the THSADA Quarterly Meeting on June 21 and June 22, 2018. If you’re attending this meeting, make sure you keep a lookout for our weather safety expert, Neil. He’ll help you explore the topics covered in our webinar in a more personal setting. Neil will also be presenting, so keep an eye on the agenda so you don’t miss him!

Texas Severe Weather Goals

It’s our goal to help you improve severe weather safety at your campus. If you have any pressing questions or won’t be able to attend any of these events, please feel free to leave any questions or concerns in the comments below. You can also reach out to us on social media.