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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Be Prepared for Severe Spring Weather

Along with warmer weather, spring can bring severe weather such as thunderstorms, flash floods, and tornadoes. Follow these tips to be ready for spring weather:

Sign up for emergency alerts
Visit to sign up for emergency notifications.You can also opt in to community messages and weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service. Our alert system, CivicReady is a geographically-based system and uses street addresses to send notices to users in specific areas. It's important that you provide your
current address to receive the proper notices.

Make a plan
A little preparation takes only a few minutes and can protect your life and the lives of those aound you. Put together a family emergency plan that addresses key needs in an emergency, including a shelter plan, an evacuation route, and a communication plan for your household. Tailor your plan to fit your specific needs, such as care of children, pets, or those with medical or dietary needs. Go to to create a plan and practice with your family.

Build a supply kit

Pack supplies in a duffel bag, suitcase or storage container and keep it a place that is easy to access. Remember to check and update your kit every year—test batteries, check expiration dates, and update important documents. Visit for a checklist to help assemble your kit.

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