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Severe Weather Preparation Checklist

Be proactive and take the necessary steps to protect your family and home from Severe Storms.

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    Create a written disaster plan with your family.
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    Come up with an emergency meeting place in case your family gets split up during the storm.
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    Choose an out-of-state friend or relative who can be your emergency contact.
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    Shut off utilities such as gas and water.
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    Get a battery powered flashlight.
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    Get a portable, battery operated radio.
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    Have some spare batteries.
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    Written list of emergency phone numbers
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    Essentials medicines and prescriptions that you or your family members may need.
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    Keep nonperishable foods where your family will be staying.
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    Have a First Aid Kit close by in case someone gets injured.
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    Have enough bottled water for each person to have one gallon a day.
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    Have a non-electric can opener to open canned goods.
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    Bring a disposable camera to record any damage that is done to your house.
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    Have both cash and your credit cards on you.
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    Pack yourself a spare change of clothes.
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    Have a form of ID on you along with your banking information incase you need to withdraw more money.
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    Wear sturdy shoes or boots to protect your feet.
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    Always keep tuned in to your radio and television to listen for evacuation notices.
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    Fill your bathtub with clean water to use if you run out of bottled water.
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    Turn your freezer and refrigerator to max setting to keep everything cold during a power outage.
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    Make sure your storm shutters are closed and secured.
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    Bring outdoor furniture and other equipment inside to prevent them from being blown into your house.
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    Collect important and sentimental object and put them in a waterproof and fireproof place.
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    Fill up your gas tank in case you need to evacuate.
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    Take your pets to a kennel or to a relative that will be safe from the storm.
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    Don’t use tap water to drink or cook with until you are told it is safe