Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Versatile 6330 Stratus Rain Gauge

You don’t need to be a professional meteorologist to appreciate the Versatile 6330 Stratus Rain Gauge. However, if you are, you are going to love it.

This rain gauge is a simple instrument that does not require wiring, electrical connections or even batteries. It is easy to install and practical to use during all seasons. 

The gauge has a capacity of 11” that provides an inside look into rainfall amounts. You will also gain first hand knowledge of whether or not your garden needs a little extra help staying green and lush throughout the hot summer months. This is a great product whether you are interested in tracking rainfall annually, or you are curious to learn how much rain fell during the night. 

The internal tube enables you to collect up to an inch of rain and is designed to measure in increments of 0.01 inches. This measurement allows for a more precise reading. There is an outer cylinder that catches any overflow, which you can pour into the measuring tube to receive the exact measurement. The gauge is also available in a metric measurement model.

Using a precipitation gauge to track the rainfall has never been easier. The durable receptacle is made of butyrate that lasts through all kinds of weather. You will feel confident that your gauge will continue to measure from season to season and year to year.

The clear plastic makes the rain gauge easy to read. It is lightweight and easy to move from one location to the next. It also comes with a sturdy rustproof bracket, so it maintains its looks for years.
Are you a teacher who is interested in supplementing your science course and teaching with hands on activities throughout the year? This is an economically priced tool to add to your bag of tricks to keep students engaged and excited about learning. Encourage them to keep a journal, so they can monitor the local precipitation throughout the school year.

This instrument measures so extremely accurate that it can be used for official rainfall measurements taken at most airports or other reading stations.

The gauge also becomes handy during the winter months to track the local snowfall. All that you do is remove the receiving funnel and measuring tube. In a matter of seconds, you have an instrument that works for snowfall measurement during those big snowfalls. This will help you know if the kids have enough snow to go outside for a sled ride or build a snowman.

The Stratus Rain Gauge is a high-quality, American-made product. It is also one of the most affordable gauges on the market today.

If you are looking to purchase this gauge or read more about it, Scientific Sales Inc. can help. You can learn all about our company and this gauge by visiting the rain gauge product page.

Monday, August 19, 2013

How to Prepare and Recover from Flood Waters

Millions of people around the world are affected by flood waters each year. Flooding waterways and flash floods on average are the most damaging natural disasters resulting in millions of dollars in property damage and claim hundreds of lives. Flood waters can slowly advance or occur minutes after rainfall, so it’s essential you are prepared before a flood and know how to act during and after a flooding event.

Before a flood
The best way to avoid the devastating effects of flooding is to understand the factors that lead to flooding. Of course rainfall is correlated to flooding but did you know that the local terrain, flood control measures and construction all impact flooding? To decrease the chance of flood waters becoming an issue avoid building your home on a floodplain but be aware that where rain occurs flooding is a possibility. Protect yourself financially from flood damage with flood insurance. Many homeowners are not aware that homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover losses from floods and there is a 30-day waiting period prior to coverage kicking in. Don’t risk large investments- buy flood insurance now!

During a flood
While a flood is happening it’s important to listen to emergency radio broadcasts. Information on flooded areas and evacuation orders will be communicated over the radio. This is especially true if power has been knocked out rendering televisions useless. Move valuable personal items to the second floor of your home if you are not in imminent danger. If you need to evacuate your home make sure you take an emergency kit with 72 hours of food, water, medications and a first aid kit. Most flooding deaths happen while the victim attempts to drive over a flooded road. Do not risk your life as just 2 feet of moving water carries enough power to disable even the largest cars and trucks. Most flooding deaths are due to victim not respecting the power of flood waters.

After a flood
Following a flood, rescue and emergency crews will be busy saving stranded residents so it’s best to make their jobs easier by staying off roads. Don’t risk driving on bridges and roads as they may have become unsafe to traverse. Flood water is usually contaminated so make sure you clean and disinfect anything that came into contact with flood water. Contact your flood insurance agent to discuss claims and check the references of repair contractors before they begin to repair flood damaged property. Local and federal agencies may offer assistance so listen for information on relief programs that will help you recover from a flood. Your life is not worth risking during or after a flood. Respect the power of flooding waters and remember material possessions can be replaced, your loved ones cannot.