Severe Weather Season is Here. Are you Prepared?

posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:53 AM by Pueblo RCN   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 10:14 AM ]
Severe Weather Can Happen Anytime and Can Include Hazardous Conditions. Get Prepared Now!

It doesn't take long for a bright sunny day to turn dangerous. Spring/summer severe weather can occur at a moment's notice bringing with it a change of thunderstorms, damaging winds, tornadoes, hail and flash flooding. 

Are you prepared for these hazards?? Here are tips to make you and your family better prepared for the severe weather conditions for the season.

Get prepared today! Start with making a family emergency communication plan that will outline what should happen should an emergency occur. For help in making a plan go to ready.gov/make-a-plan,.

Prepare ahead for severe weather by paying close attention to weather reports and warnings. If thunderstorms are in the forecast, make sure you are close to shelter if planning to be outdoors.

If you find yourself out during a thunderstorm remember to find safe shelter immediately. Remember: "When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors".

  • Move inside to a building or vehicle.
  • Unplug appliances and electronic devices
  • If boating or swimming, get to land immediately and find a sturdy, grounded shelter or vehicle.
  • DO NOT use land line telephones.

If you are in a vehicle:

  • Avoid flooded roadways. "Turn Around, Don't Drown."
  • Six inches of fast-moving water can knock you down.
  • One foot of swift-moving water can sweep you away.

Once you are in a safe location, listen to authorities and weather forecasts for information about whether it is safe to go outside.

 

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