Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Be a Force of Nature

Take Steps Towards Preparedness During National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

March 2-8 marks National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Every state in the U.S. experiences tornadoes and severe weather. So, before storms strike, "be a force of nature" and take the first step to making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. These include developing a family communications plan and putting an emergency survival kit together.

Know your risk! Keep an eye on the sky and stay alert with a weather radio and mobile apps for your phone. To become weather-ready, understand the type of severe weather that can affect our area and how that weather could impact you and your family. Review the Red Cross catalog of emergencies to brush up on how prepare for, respond during, and recover from a weather disaster that could affect you. 

If you're a business, school, or other organization, think about becoming a member of the Red Cross Ready Rating program, so that you, too, will be prepared for severe weather. Ready Rating is a free web-based program which allows business, organizations, and schools to complete a self-assessment of their current readiness level and provides them with immediate, customized feedback and resources on how they can improve their scores.    

And, if all else fails:

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