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What To Do When a Weather Emergency Strikes

9 months ago
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Whether you live in the middle of Tornado Alley, along the coastline or anywhere else across the nation, weather disasters can occur with little to no notice.

While you may have some time to prepare for impending ice storms and hurricanes, severe thunderstorms and tornados often happen quickly, giving you a precious few minutes to shield yourself from harm's way.

Knowing what to do ahead of time and preparing your family for potential weather emergencies will help you stay safe when disaster strikes.

Stay Weather Aware

While some people are often unaware of impending severe weather, it's essential to remain vigilant to keep you and your family safe. Make sure to check your local forecast regularly to see if you are at risk of experiencing severe storms.

If you live in an area prone to storms, you should be familiar with the times during the year when your chances of inclement weather increase. Another good idea is to download a weather app that provides timely notifications in case of tornados, ice storms or other situations.

You can also stay informed by listening to your local news stations. Their meteorologists can inform you of current conditions and forecast predictions to help you prepare. Finally, consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio.

These radios can provide you with continuously updated weather conditions, warnings, and other alerts to help keep you safe during severe weather. In addition, they come with a battery backup option, which is beneficial if the power goes out.



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