#SafePlaceSelfie Day is Wednesday, April 7th. [VIDEO]
Do you know where to go if and when severe weather happens? Where would you be safe?
Wednesday, April 7th is #Safe Place Selfie Day. According to the National Weather Service, this is the day where you're encouraged to take a "selfie" and post it on social media with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.
Growing up in Minnesota, I remember when severe thunderstorms or tornado warnings were issued, we went to the basement. It was the safest place in the house and the lowest. For homes without a basement, we were instructed to lay low in the bathtub.
In all seriousness, the idea is to get you thinking and prepared for the possibility of severe weather or how to handle a natural disaster. Where would you go? How would you handle the situation?
Trevor Boucher is a forecaster with the Las Vegas Weather Forecast Office-
"Spend a few minutes going to that safe place, take a selfie, and share over social media using the #SafePlaceSelfie hashtag. This campaign keeps it simple, while making a paramount preparedness action fun and interactive. And most importantly, we can see it working.”
Watch the video below for more.
Have fun with it. Get out the selfie stick. Pose with your friends and co-workers in all kinds of make-believe severe weather situations and locations. What would you do and where would you find shelter in a tornado? What about lightning?
Post those selfies! Remember to use the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.