Severe Weather Season is Here!

Severe Weather Season is Here! Severe weather season can bring frightening storms, incredible damage and change lives in the blink of an eye. The best way to meet violent Texas weather is to be prepared in every way possible. KnoWhat2Do has a number of steps you can take to help each member of the family KnoWhat2Do when storms are coming, and when they hit.

Knowing your hazards is just one component of preparedness- the next step is to ACT! Make sure each member of the family knows how to use the following resources:

 

Emergency Notification System

 

NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio (NWR) Listen for emergency information.

 

Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tune into WBAP 820AM radio for instructions.

 

Outdoor Warning System Pay attention to sirens. Sirens may be used for all-hazard notification. When sirens are sounded, go indoors and tune in to local news and radio programs to understand the nature of the emergency.

 

TV Broadcasts Watch for emergency interruptions and tune into news stations.

If you live in a trailer or other housing susceptible to tornadoes or high winds, consider your evacuation plan.

 

Creating an Evacuation Plan:

  • Plan places to meet within and outside of your immediate neighborhood.
  • Keep a half tank of gas in your car at all times in case you need to evacuate.
  • Familiarize yourself with alternate routes out of your area.
  • If you don't have a car, plan other means of transportation.
  • Take your Emergency Supply Kit with you.
  • Lock the doors behind you.
  • Take your pets with you, but understand that only service animals may be permitted in public shelters.