Severe Weather Awareness Week Observed This Week
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb. 19 -- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management issued the following news release:
Governor Mike Beebe has declared - via an official proclamation - February 18th - 22nd as Severe Weather Awareness Week 2013 and urges all Arkansans to prepare their homes and families for turbulent weather this spring.
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) suggests the following activities that you can do to prepare for severe weather.
1. Prepare a family disaster plan. The plan should include a meeting place where you can go if you are separated during a disaster and an agreed upon contact person for everyone to notify by telephone. For more information on Family Disaster Plans, visit the ADEM website at www.adem.arkansas.gov and click on the "Awareness" link.
2. Prepare a disaster supply kit. The kit should include food and water to sustain you and your family for 72 hours, a first aid kit, a change of clothing, and flashlight with batteries. One kit should be kept in the home near your site of shelter and another kit should be placed in your vehicle. A complete list of supplies for a disaster kit is available on the ADEM website.
3. Buy a NOAA Weather Radio. The radios with SAME (Specific Area Messaging Encoder) technology can be set to broadcast National Weather Service warnings for your area only. And remember, tornado sirens were designed to warn people outside and should not be relied upon to warn you inside your home during severe weather.
Additional information is available from Ready Arkansas online at www.Ready.Arkansas.gov.
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