A quick note about things you should know in emergencies.
Individual responsibility. What does that encompass? When it comes to emergencies that affect you and your family, it is a priority. Only you can decide what you need to stay safe. Only you know what you have access to in as far as safe cover during an emergency, such as the severe weather that was upon us just a few days ago. Local and state governments can respond immediately after a storm’s impact, but it is up to each individual to ensure that they are prepared and safe prior to a storm’s impact.
Take time to decide now where you can go in your home – a closet, a bathroom, a basement – to ride out a storm that may damage your residence. Make sure you have working flashlights and extra batteries. Place them where they can be quickly found. Have a list of emergency contacts for each person in your family.
Protecting yourself and your family is YOUR responsibility. Help EMA help you by making a plan, preparing a kit, and practicing your plan often, so each member of your family knows what to do when severe weather threatens.