We need— families, businesses, faith communities and other key groups — to prepare, respond and recover.
Have preparedness kits in your homes, cars and places of work/worship. Establish a communications plan so you can notify people you are OK either through text messages, social media posts, or phone calls to one designated out of town person who can then relay your status.
Have you thought about some of the questions?
If you work far away from your home and roads are impassable for long periods of time, what arrangements should you think about?
If you have children in daycare or schools, what are their policies for sheltering and holding students?
Do you know first aid or CPR to help people who may be trapped or injured?
Do you have preparedness kits in your homes, cars and places of work/worship?
Do you have communications plan so you can notify people you are OK?
Do you know where the safest place to be in your home is if a tornado or severe thunderstorm is imminent?
Do you have enough medications on hand in case pharmacies are unable to refill them for a few days?
Do you have plans for your pets?
Are there people in your community such as the elderly or home-bound that you can check on if your situation is OK?
Just a few things to ask yourself as we face severe weather days ahead…