Saturday, April 26, 2014

Be Prepared for Possible Severe Weather: Sunday - Tuesday

There is a significant risk for heavy rains, t-storms and possible tornados beginning on Sunday with the severe weather most likely early Monday morning. As is always the case, forecasts are subject to change but there are a few precautions that should be taken as you monitor the weather:

  • Make sure your cell phone has a full charge
  • check your store of flashlights and batteries
  • move outdoor furniture, grills, etc indoors or to a safe place.
  • Have a weather radio available
  • fill your gas tank in your vehicle
  • keep a small supply of cash available
  • make sure you have sufficient prescription medications for a few days
  • if a severe storm looks likely, turn your refrigerator and/or freezer to its coldest setting to maintain food longer
  • if someone in your family requires power for medical devices, make necessary arrangements
  • make sure you know how to manually open your garage door in case of a power outage.
  • if necessary, fill your bath tub with water & keep a supply of drinking water.
WinstonWeb will be monitoring the weather  and keep you informed of warnings and alerts and info from our local Emergency Management Team.