National Preparedness Month Weather Radio Quiz!

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National Preparedness Month Weather Radio Quiz!

By completing this quiz, scoring above 70% and being a Will County resident, you will be entered to win one of 5 weather radios! Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the number one heat-related killer in the US? 
    • A. 

      Terrorist Attack

    • B. 

      Extreme Heat

    • C. 

      Fires

    • D. 

      Pandemics

  • 2. 
    A tornado warning means a tornado has been spotted by someone or indicated by weather radar.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Wind Storms

    • B. 

      Fires

    • C. 

      Floods

    • D. 

      Earthquakes

  • 4. 
    The National Weather Service refers to winter storms as the “Deceptive Killers” because most deaths are indirectly related to the storm. People are injured or killed in traffic accidents on icy roads, or suffer from hypothermia due to prolonged exposure to the cold.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A majority of the property damage and injuries each year is from high winds and large hail. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Severe Weather Spotters are every day citizens who have been trained to determine significant weather situations who then provide important information to the National Weather Service. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Although the probability of a Nuclear Power Plant incident is low, residents in the immediate 10 miles of a plant should be prepared to:
    • A. 

      Evacuate: residents should move quickly out of the area

    • B. 

      Shelter-in-Place: residents should allow for any "plume" to pass by before going outsie

    • C. 

      Either Evacuate or Shelter-In-Place: depending on the situation, rely on local government's recommendations at the time of the event. Both options are applicable.

    • D. 

      Neither Evacuate or Shelter-In-Place: residents should continue on with their daily activities as things will subside soon.

  • 8. 
    Outdoor warning sirens should be heard in every residents house.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Your family communications plan should include an out of the area contact who would not be affected by a local disaster. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Water - 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least three days

    • B. 

      Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

    • C. 

      Battery-powered or hand cranked radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries

    • D. 

      Flashlight with extra batteries

    • E. 

      Whistle to signal for help

    • F. 

      Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

    • G. 

      Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

    • H. 

      Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

    • I. 

      Manual can opener for food

    • J. 

      Local maps

    • K. 

      Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

    • L. 

      All of the above!