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Are you prepared for severe weather?

It's that time of the year again -- the main tornado season.

Posted: Feb 17, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2018 5:26 PM

It's that time of the year again -- the main tornado season. 

Monday kicks off the first day of spring severe weather preparedness week. 

So, how do you keep you and your family safe?

You want to make sure you are ready to go in all emergency situations. 

If you would like to build a grab and go kit, here is a list of some of the basic supplies to include: 

  1. Water
  2. Food
  3. A flashlight
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. Extra batteries 
  6. Cell phone chargers 
  7. Weather radio 

Here are some additional items to add based on you/your families needs:

  1. Medications
  2. Glasses/Contacts
  3. Blanket
  4. Cash
  5. Change of clothes
  6. Pen and paper
  7. Books and/or games for children
You can store these kits at home, work or even in your vehicle. 

It is also recommended to make an emergency plan. 

Ask yourself these questions -- What is my shelter plan?  What is my evacuation route? How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?

You can download the WTVA weather app and also sign up for WTVA weather call to be alerted when you need to seek shelter. 

The Lee County Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to participate in the statewide Tornado Drill scheduled for Wednesday, February 21 at 9:15 a.m.

Starting next week, The National Weather Service will feature the specific topics listed below each day:

Monday, February 19 - Severe Thunderstorms and Watches/Warnings

Tuesday, February 20 - Flash Flooding

Wednesday, February 21 - Tornado Safety and Preparedness

Thursday, February 22 - Lightning

Friday, February 23 - Receiving Severe Weather Information

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