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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.

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

Eileen Loan

Meteorologist

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