March 2nd-8th is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week sponsored by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This week is dedicated to creating nationwide awareness for disaster planning and preparation.
The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the types of weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather can impact you and others. Check the weather forecast regularly, obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and learn about Wireless Emergency Alerts. Severe weather comes in many forms and your shelter plan should include all types of local hazards.
Next, take action. Make a communication plan, meeting place, and prepare a survival kit. To know what supplies should be in a survival kit go to: http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit
Disaster can happen at any time, share information and the importance of severe weather safety and preparation with family, friends, and people in your community!