Spring Weather Preparations
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” - Bobby Unser, Famous Auto Racer
Preparation is the key to successfully weathering the extreme spring storms of that fall upon the Great Plains each year. While we still don’t have a crystal ball to foretell the severity and impact of every storm, fear of the inevitable shouldn’t be the only motivator for preparation.
Have a Plan
Minimize the panic coordinating a disaster preparedness plan with your family, friends and neighbors. Ensure that you have designated a meeting point for everyone. Pick a safe room in your home. This room should be in the center of the house, without windows or exterior doors and large enough for you, your children and pets.
Teach your family how to administer basic first aid. You can event enroll in a first aid and CPR training through local first responder groups, high schools and technical schools.
Make sure to clearly communicate where fire extinguishers, first aid kits and fresh water are located. Ensure that these emergency supplies are stocked and accessible during the storm season.
Ensure that everyone in your home understands how tornado sirens work, what to listen for, and how long they are active during a storm.
When a disaster occurs, the biggest stressor on people is the feeling of disconnect. Phones aren’t working, no power, no internet… How will you feel assured that your loved ones are okay?