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Be Prepared with these Storm Safety Tips

86% of Americans aren't prepared for the next big storm. Read these quick storm safety tips to make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for the storm season.

MAKE A STORM PLAN

  • Keep the right devices and fresh batteries on hand.
  • Lanterns and flashlights are safe alternatives to candles.
  • A portable radio is also critical.
  • Familiarize yourself with local evacuation routes.
  • Have an escape plan and a meeting point that is simple for all family members to remember.
  • Ensure that you have made arrangements for your pet should an emergency arise.
  • Establish an out-of-state family friend who all members of the family know how to contact.
  • Keep an extra cell phone or mobile device and portable batteries on hand to keep your line of communication open.

STORM SUPPLY KIT

  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Portable radio
  • Bottled water
  • First-aid kit
  • Medicine/prescription drugs
  • Change of clothes (seasonal/waterproof clothing and shoes are recommended)
  • Extra cash and personal-identification documents
  • Supplies for your pet (muzzle, collar, leash, carrier, proper I.D., and immunization records)

BATTERIES

  • Be prepared with reliable power--stock up on fresh batteries. You'll need batteries for a variety of devices such as: 
    Radios
  • Flashlights
  • Infant items
  • It is also becoming more important to have portable electronic devices such as cell phones, BlackBerrys, MP3 players, and portable gaming devices operating at peak performance during outages.


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