What does it take to be ready when dangerous weather arrives at your front door? Take this quiz to help measure your knowledge of severe weather preparedness. 

1. You should include enough water in your disaster supply kit to last three days if you’re evacuated, and two weeks if you’re at home. How much should you include per person per day?

A. Three gallons
B. Three cups 
C. One quart 
D. One gallon

2. If you live in a wildfire-prone area, you should maintain a fire-resistant safety zone around your home to help decrease the risk of exposure to flames and heat. What’s the safety zone distance recommendation?

A. 10 feet
B. 30 to 100 feet
C. 200 feet
D. 3 to 10 yards

3. Tornadoes can happen any time of the day, but are most likely between:

A. 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
B. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
C. 1:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.
D. 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  

4. A flash flood can occur without warning within several hours of an intense rain. How much water will cause a large vehicle or even a bus to float away?

A. 1 foot of water
B. 2 feet of water
C. 4 feet of water
D. 5 feet of water


5. Severe weather often knocks out power. If it does, you need to keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as you can. An unopened refrigerator will keep food cold for how long?

A. About 4 hours
B. About 24 hours
C. About 1 hour
D. About 12 hours

6. If you can hear thunder, you’re close enough to be in danger from lightning. In fact, you should stay inside at least how long after the last clap of thunder:

A. 2 hours
B. 10 minutes
C. 30 minutes
D. 1 hour

7. What steps should a family emergency plan include?

A. How to get in touch with each other during an emergency.
B. Where everyone will meet.
C. How to remain in contact.
D. All of the above.

8. A forecast issued by the National Weather Service saying that a specific weather related event is predicted to actually occur or is occurring is called a(n):

A. Warning
B. Advisory
C. Forecast
D. Watch


1:D; 2:B; 3:A; 4:B; 5:B; 6:C; 7:D; 8:A