Speech to Text for Tips: Severe weather preparedness week
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the main tornado seasonin our area.. so how do you keep you and your family safe? well our symone woolridge joins us live with tips and ways you can be prepared when severe weather strikes again.. we've been through this many times before.. damaging winds.. tornados.. floods.. and from inside of your house.. making a simple bag full of supplies.. can make a bigdifference. plan with your neighbors." "there is a damaging tornado on the ground right now." many remember this 2014 weathercast.. when our chief meteorologist matt laubhan told you at home.. to take shelter. "everybody basement now. basement now." "that's what i told my kids they were at home by themselves.. get to the basement now." these moments are reasons why it's important to have an emergency plan of what to do.. and where to go. "we've got a mattress.. small mattress.. put the kids in the bathtub.. mattress over the kids." "maybe send my kids to the bathroom." as severe weather preparedness week is set to begin monday.. you want to make sure you are all ready to go in emergency situations. so what do you need? well.. if you're going to build a grab and go kit.. here are just some of the basic supplies - water food a flash light a first aid kit and extra batteries. when your kit is ready.. you should also write up a plan to fit the needs of your household. "we have a child with allergies so we have an eppipen." so like earl stubblefield you want make sure you have things like medications.. a plan for pets.. a list of important numbers.. and develop a safety plan with your neighbors. another good tool.. our wtva weather app.. and make sure you are signed up for weather call.. which is a way you can receive warnings for when you need to take cover. reporting live sw wtva 9 news. to kick off spring severe weather preparedness week... the national weather service will feature these specific topics each day. starting monday.. the national weather service will provide information about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings.. tuesday.. flash flooding. wednesday.. tornado safety and preparedness. thursday.. lightning. and friday.. it will provide full severe weather information.