Emergency Preparedness Kits - Vital Tools During Tornado Season
Many thunderstorms fuel strong tornadoes during the spring season. This year spring doesn't officially start until March 19, but as we've witnessed, violent weather has already made a devastating debut in Tennessee.
We've talked a bit about tornado preparedness in another article, but now we'd like to emphasize the importance of an emergency preparedness kit. It is an extremely valuable tool in preparing for and dealing with the aftermath of a tornado. If you are trapped in a storm shelter without access to emergency supplies, this kit, which is stocked with flashlights, tools, a weather alert radio, water, food and more, can make all the difference.
Here are a few top items that should go into an Emergency Preparedness Kit:
- Food and water supplies for at least 72 hours: When a tornado strikes, first responders are often overwhelmed with requests for help, so you have to be prepared to survive for a short time on your own.
- A battery-powered or hand crank radio and NOAA weather alert radio: These will alert you of an approaching tornado and will keep you informed after the storm.
- Basic first aid supplies: In the case of injury, supplies such as bandages and hydrogen peroxide can clean minor wounds.
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For a full list of supplies and for more on how to assemble your own kit, be sure to visit: https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit