Prepare for Severe Weather Preparedness Week this Week

This week is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Spring is approaching and the weather around this time of year is volatile. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods have known to occur this time of year and this week is set aside to test emergency equipment and urge people to follow emergency guidelines when it comes to severe weather.

Tornado drills are expected to be held on Wednesday, March 16th anytime from 10:00-10:30 a.m. and again between 7:30-7:45 p.m. prevailing time. The sirens you will hear during these drills will be the sirens to listen for in case of severe weather in the area. If a tornado warning has been declared and you hear the sirens blare, you are urged to head to your home’s basement, storm shelter or stay in the center of the room away from doors and windows.

Always keep a battery operated radio in your home, along with a disaster kit containing a gallon of water per person per day (three days worth is recommended), non-perishable food items, a flash light, and a first aid kit.