Extreme weather is unpredictable. Don't be caught off guard, plan accordingly for any possible hazardous weather or weather related disaster.
Prepare your kit well in advance of any potential disaster and adjust the kit to seasonal threats such as cold, tornadoes or floods. Build a kit that will last your family at least 72-hours. Here are a few things to consider putting in your disaster supply kit:
- Water -- at least one gallon per person per day for a minimum of three days
- Food -- at least a three day supply of non-perishable items
- Radio & a NOAA weather radio -- either battery powered or hand crank and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Can opener
- Wrench or pliers
Know the Terms
- Tornado Watch -- Tornadoes are possible. Remain alert for approaching storms. Watch the sky and stay tuned to a weather radio, commercial radio, or television for alerts or news.
- Tornado Warning -- A tornado has been spotted or indicated by a weather radar. Take cover immediately.
Links to tornado specific planning and resources
Links to Heat related resources
Links to flood related resources
Drop -- Cover -- & Hold On! Links to earthquake related resources
These organization websites provide a wealth of information to help you, your family, or your business plan for most natural and man-made disasters