Be aware of weather emergency hazards
- Falling trees, poles, and building structures
- Gas leaks
- Downed power lines
- Tornado/High winds
Know and follow building emergency plans
- Respond to alarm signal or evacuation notice immediately.
- Turn off equipment if possible.
- Use assigned evacuation exits(s) when needed.
- Assemble in assigned meeting place.
Be prepared for weather emergencies
- Listen to weather reports.
- Watch means serious weather is possible.
- Warning means serious weather is almost here.
- Keep important documents in waterproof container.
- Keep car gas tank at least half full.
- Assemble disaster kit: battery-operated radio and flashlight; extra batteries; three days of water (one gallon per person per day); dry and canned food; manual can opener; one blanket or sleeping bag and change of clothes and shoes per person; first-aid kit; prescription drugs; sanitary supplies, extra keys and eyeglasses; credit card and/or cash.
- Keep electrical equipment unplugged if not necessary
- If power goes out, unplug equipment so when it comes back on no surge occurs.
- Secure large breakable objects.
- Assemble supplies to secure area.
- Act quickly and safely in an emergency.
- Follow any evacuation orders immediately.
- Move to safest place in room or floor.
- Stay away from open doors and windows, fireplaces, and water sources.