Be Prepared for Potential Severe Weather, Make A Plan!

Stay Informed

  • Check the forecast regularly to see if you are at risk for severe weather. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about severe weather watches and warnings.

Build an Emergency Kit

  • Water (1 gallon per person for 3-7 days)
  • Food (3-day supply of non-perishable food)
  • Special items for babies and the elderly
  • Cell phone & charger
  • Manual can opener, cooking tools & fuel
  • Blankets & pillows
  • Seasonal clothes & sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit & prescription drugs
  • Toiletries & hygiene items
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Flashlights & extra batteries
  • NOAA Weather radio & extra batteries
  • Cash
  • Important documents (in a waterproof bag)
  • Filled vehicle fuel tanks
  • Pet care items

Know Where to Take Shelter

  • Have a safe place at home and work to seek shelter when severe weather threatens, such as a basement or interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
  • If you live in an area prone to flooding be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice. When a flood or flash flood warning is issued in for your area, head for higher ground. Preplan arrangements with your family, friends or neighbors in case you have to evacuate.
  • Discuss and practice plans with your family/household.

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