Severe weather preparedness week starts
Now that we're moving through month of March, our focus has to switch from winter weather thinking to severe weather thinking. And actually, severe weather and flood preparedness week is this week in Indiana so now is the perfect to get that action plan in place well before the strong to severe storms roll through.
If you don't already know, when a tornado warning is issued be sure to get you and anyone else in your household onto the lowest level of your home and put as many walls in between yourself and the outside as you can. It's even important to take some precaution when a severe thunderstorm warning is issued, and it's best to get outdoors and wait for the storm to pass.
Whatever the case may be, it's important to take the time now and in the next couple of months to get your action plan together and share that with everyone else in your household. Be sure to practice it as much as possible so that there is no confusion when the warnings are issued. Also, be sure to have a disaster kit you can bring with you to your safe spot in case severe weather does strike your home.
Some basic items that all disaster kits need are:
- Non-perishable food
- Plenty of water (It's recommended to have a gallon per person per day, just in case)
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- NOAA weather radio or the ABC 57 First Warning Neighborhood Weather App