In response to recent severe weather risks, FEMA has released safety guidelines for storm preparation. Severe weather could include storms and intense, long-track tornadoes.

To remain safe during severe weather, FEMA made the following recommendations:

  • Have several ways to receive safety alerts.
  • Pay attention to local warnings and follow the safety guidance of local officials.
  • In the event that people have to shelter in place, make sure an emergency kit is stocked and includes non-perishable food, charging devices, a flashlight and batteries in case of power outages.
  • Consider any disability needs for either evacuation or sheltering in place.
  • Prepare any property for dangerous weather by clearing out any large or loose materials. Remove dead trees, hanging branches and loose objects in outdoor spaces that could be dangerous during severe winds.
  • Create an emergency plan and make sure it's well-known.