Weathering the Storm
Spring brings much needed rain but sometimes storms can become severe. Here are some quick tips to be sure you and your family are prepared if severe weather approaches.
- 1.Stay informed – be sure you are aware of the local advance alerts and warning systems that are available in your area so that you can take shelter or evacuate quickly. Alliance Members can use online shopping discounts through Working Advantage to shop for a battery‑powered or hand crank weather radio.
- 2.Have a plan – Do you have a plan in place for emergency situations and have you practiced the steps with your family? Knowing what to do helps decrease anxiety for everyone involved.
- 3.Build a kit – Sometimes storms can knock out power for long periods of time. FEMA’s Ready.gov web site offers great tips on building a kit to have necessary supplies on hand should the need arise.