Monday, March 3, 2014

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: You Can Never Be Too Prepared!

This week, March 2nd through the 8th, marks National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. While severe weather can happen at any time of the year, it is important to be proactive and be prepared for any severe weather that could come your way.

Last year Oklahoma was devastated by tornadoes. Already this year Georgia has been devastated by severe ice and snow, among other states as well. While we can never predict the weather, we can do our best to be prepared for it.
This year’s focus is on family connections and the importance of parents including children in preparedness conversations and planning. Being prepared is important for all members of the family. This means talking with your kids about what to do in the event that there is a disaster in your area. It is also important to practice disaster plans and checklists with kids.

The Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) has prepared downloadable family emergency plan templates, emergency kit checklists, and disaster fact sheets for kids. They provide a wealth of information that will help you and your family properly prepare for severe weather. You can find all this information here:
Take this week to review an emergency plan with your significant other, children or other family members who live within your home. Take the Pledge to be Prepared and join many other families across the country as they prepare their families for possible emergencies. You can never be too prepared. Sign the pledge here:

If you ever find yourself in an emergency situation, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1.
Preparing for a Tornado

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