Severe storms are expected Thursday (3/18) between 1PM-6PM. Damaging wind gusts, large hail (1-2” in diameter) will all be possible with this system including potentially strong tornadoes.
Remember to stay safe, be prepared and have a plan! Make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts. This could be a NOAA weather radio, weather apps, the radio or television alerts.
Know the safest place to shelter in your house or building in the event of a tornado warning. Find an interior space away from outer walls that is free from any windows. In the event of hail, seek shelter inside and remain inside until it passes. Due to gravity and high winds, even small hailstones can be dangerous.
Flooding is also possible with severe storms. Remember, avoid standing or running water. Turn around, don’t drown!
Make sure your family emergency plan is up to date. Know where you will shelter, what your evacuation route is and how you will communicate with your family members. Make sure your emergency preparedness kit is up to date also.
Your basic kit should include the following recommended items:
- Water-one gallon per person per day
- Food-A three-day supply of non-perishable food items
- Battery powered or hand cranked weather radio
- Extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle-to signal for help if needed
Think about your family’s needs and adjust your kit accordingly.
Seek shelter immediately when advised and stay safe!