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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2020: Family Preparedness

Today’s topic is FAMILY PREPAREDNESS. Nobody knows when a disaster will happen to you. Don’t have the …”it won’t happen to me”…attitude. If you are prepared the disaster will be easier to handle. You need to have a plan for you and your family. It is best to make a plan now and know what to do when severe weather approaches and what to do after the storm. HAVE A PLAN. These four steps can help you.

Step 1: Answer these questions…

1) How are we going to receive watches and warnings? (Check back to the Tuesday topic to help you with that information.)

2) Where will I take shelter?

3) Evacuation route?

4) What is the communication plan?

Step 2: What are the needs for each member of your house? Don’t forget your pets needs.

Step 3: Write out the plan on paper. This link will help you.

Step 4: Practice…go through the motions on what you will do and here you will go. Practice the plan.

This link has more details on the above steps.

Click here to get a printable list of items you should have before a disaster occurs.

The three videos below are what you should do before, during and after a tornado in your area.

https://youtu.be/KvLNySr4Iw4
https://youtu.be/_5TiTfuvotc
https://youtu.be/UQ94ESZulA8

You can find more information on weather safety and how to be prepared by clicking here.

Here are the upcoming topics for the rest of the week:

Friday: Flash Floods

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Eileen Loan

Meteorologist

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