Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
Sign Up for Notifications:
Know how your community sends warning. Some communities have outdoor sirens. Others depend on
media and smart phones to alert residents to severe storms.
Create a Communications Plan:
Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Get more ideas for a plan at: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Prepare Your Home : Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.