Are you prepared for severe weather? When we move to a new home, severe weather or other disasters are not usually top of mind. But it’s also important to have a plan to ensure your family stays safe.
Be sure you to add severe weather preparation to your to-do list while you are getting settled into your new home. Here are a few tips on how to be prepared when severe weather comes your way:
1. Build a kit: Flashlights, batteries, a weather radio, first-aid supplies, water and non-perishable food are just a few of the important items you should have ready to go. Be sure to put the kit somewhere easily accessible and everyone knows where it is.
2. Have a family plan: Your family may not be together when severe weather strikes. Have a plan in place so everyone knows where to meet or how to communicate in advance.
3. Designate a shelter: Sometimes severe weather escalates into something more dangerous like tornadoes or flash flooding. Identify the safest spot in your house during these types of weather events – usually a first-floor interior closet or bathroom away from windows.
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