Severe weather preparedness week

Spring is on its way and that means severe weather. That’s why this week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

The week is to help families make sure they are prepared for all types of emergencies.

Here is what Ready.gov recommends:

Step 1: Make a plan
In case of an emergency family members need to know.
– How to get to a safe place
– How to contact one another
– How to get back together
– What to do in different situations
For more on how to make a plan, click here. 

Step 2: Build an emergency kit
A disaster supply kit should contain all the basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. A basic kit should contain
– Enough food and water to last 3 days
– Battery powered or hand-cranked radio
– Flashlight
– First aid kit
For more on how to build an emergency kit, click here.

Ready.gov also recommends that families be informed and get involved.

Those with smartphones and tablets can also download apps from the American Red Cross. The apps cover everything from tornadoes and floods to first aid and earthquakes. You can find out about the apps by clicking here.

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