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The majority of the U.S. is at risk for severe weather, which can cause dangerous and sometimes life-threatening conditions. Snowstorms, extreme cold, hurricane force winds, torrential rains and flooding, and lightning can all wreak havoc on our daily schedules. Preparing before a disaster strikes and knowing what to do during and after a storm will help ensure you and your family greatly reduce your risk for injury and damage to your home.

Safety Tips

  • Develop and practice an evacuation plan ahead of a severe weather event. Include a plan for pets and add any transportation routes and destinations in the plan.
  • Prepare an emergency supplies kit for both family members and pets ahead of time to take with you. Be prepared to evacuate when authorities tell you to do so.
  • Stay out of flood waters, if possible, and do not drive into flooded areas. Even water only several inches deep can be dangerous.
  • Always assume fallen power lines are energized. Stay away from the area and report any downed lines to authorities immediately.
  • Unplug appliances and other electrical items, such as computers and televisions, to prevent damage from surges caused by lightning strikes.
  • If you evacuated, do not return to your home until local authorities say it is safe.
  • Plan two ways out of the home in case of an emergency. Clear driveway and front walk of ice and snow. This will provide easy access to your home.
  • Make sure your house number can be seen from the street. If you need help, firefighters will be able to find you.

For more information visit www.Ready.gov

Downloads:

Supplies Kit Checklist

Hurricanes

Floods

Pets