Storm preparedness month kicks off
This September marks the 13th year of National Preparedness Month. It has been three years since an EF 3 tornado ripped through Brookport, Illinois, killing three people and destroying dozens of homes.
Many remember November 17th, 2013 like it was yesterday. September is Storm Preparedness month. A time to remind you and your family to prepare now, just in case a disaster happens.
FEMA’s severe weather checklist includes:
- Making sure you and your family have a survival kit ready and easily accessible
- Developing an emergency family communication plan
- Practicing your plans
- Making sure everyone in your family knows how and when to call 911 for help
The tornado that came through Brookport was an EF3 tornado that had a peak winds of 145 mph. The process can start with a conversation with your family and even neighbors.