Severe Weather Toolkit
3.0 Additional Resources
This section provides additional resources from the Texas School Safety Center and federal agencies.
Texas School Safety Center Resources
Training, Drilling, and Exercising
Training, drilling, and exercising are key features of a comprehensive emergency management program and facilitate the establishment of a culture of preparedness. This toolkit includes drills that should be followed in the multi-hazard emergency operations plan.
K-12 Standard Response Protocol Toolkit
The K-12 Standard Response Protocol (SRP) Toolkit offers guidance and resources for incorporating the Standard Response Protocol into a school safety plan for critical incident response for individual schools in a school district.
K-12 Standard Reunification Method Toolkit
The K-12 Standard Reunification Method (SRM) V2 Toolkit offers guidance and resources for incorporating the Standard Reunification Method into a school safety plan to help with managing student and parent reunification after a crisis.
Hurricane Quick Reference Guide for School District Administrators
This quick reference guide provides general hurricane information as well as basic concepts to consider for each of the five phases of emergency management. This document was created to be applicable to school districts.
Texas Flood Viewer (Texas Water Development Board)
This resource displays lake levels, river heights, and other real-time weather conditions across Texas. You can subscribe and set up notifications that will alert you when water is rising in a river near district property.
Please Note: While the federal guidance documents below are good resources, they may not correspond exactly with Texas legislative mandates. As a result, adjustments may need to be made to ensure compliance with Texas laws.
The National Risk Index (FEMA)
The National Risk Index is an online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk from 18 natural hazards. This application visualizes natural hazard risk metrics and includes data about expected annual losses from natural hazards, social vulnerability, and community resilience.
NSSL Severe Weather 101 (NOAA)
The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) is a federal research laboratory under NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. NSSL's research spans weather radar, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, damaging winds, hail, and winter weather.
National Weather Radio (NOAA)
NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts, and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
NWS StormReady® Program (NOAA)
StormReady® uses a grassroots approach to help communities develop plans to handle all types of extreme weather from tornadoes to winter storms. The program encourages communities to take a new, proactive approach to improving local hazardous weather operations by providing emergency managers with clear-cut guidelines on how to improve hazardous weather operations.
HURREVAC (FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA)
HURREVAC is the decision support tool of the National Hurricane Program administered by FEMA, the USACE, and the NOAA National Hurricane Center. This website provides program access and technical support for eligible users in government emergency management.