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Where will you be on #SafePlaceSelfie Day?

April 3: Grab your friends, family or coworkers and share that special place you’ll go to shelter from weather hazards
March 27, 2019

If there is one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what might it be? To have a sturdy, safe place to go to in the event of dangerous weather.

On April 3rd, 2019, at 11:11 am local time, please join the National Weather Service and its Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to take a "selfie" and post with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.

Join NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) and our Weather-Ready Ambassadors on April 3 at 11:11 a.m. your local time and post an individual or group selfie in your safe place to Twitter (no addresses or geolocation tags, please) with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie. NWS will share selected selfies on Twitter @NWS and our other social media feeds throughout the day. 

"What makes the #SafePlaceSelfie campaign so powerful is its simple message and call to action," said Trevor Boucher, a forecaster at the NWS Las Vegas Weather Forecast Office. "If you're sitting at home or at your desk at work looking at Twitter or Facebook, ask yourself, ‘What if?’ Where would you go if life-threatening weather approaches your area?"

Knowing your “safe place” is the most essential preparedness activity to save your life from extreme weather. Learn the weather hazards that exist in your area, find locations that will keep you safe…and take a selfie!
VIDEO: Knowing your “safe place” is the most essential preparedness activity to save your life from extreme weather. Learn the weather hazards that exist in your area, find locations that will keep you safe…and take a selfie! (NOAA)

 Sure-fire selfie tips

  • Think about the types of hazardous weather events that occur in your area, and know where the safest places and evacuation routes are located.

  • Get creative: Storm shelters, safe rooms and basements are all good safe places from tornadoes and strong winds, but think of other scenarios or hazards that may require more safe places.

  • What preparedness actions will make your safe place even safer? Do you have a NOAA Weather Radio? An emergency kit? A family communications plan?

  • Encourage family, friends and your social network to post their own #SafePlaceSelfies. Tag someone on your post and ask, “Where is your safe place from extreme weather?”
     

Feel free to ask questions and share your thoughts with your social network and the larger #SafePlaceSelfie social media community. For more, visit weather.gov/safety.