Basic Safety Tips for Storms
Always have an Emergency First Aid Kit available, also a portable generator (when possible), food, bottled water, flashlights, batteries, cell phone, cell phone power cords, portable power charger, portable radio/NOAA capabilities, some type of identification and cash.
Always replenish your supplies, especially food and water. Also, check flashlights and batteries.
Have an Emergency Plan ready and make sure all family members know it. Review it every six months. These plans are very important, especially if a family member needs medical care.
Have all medications available, baby food if there are infants in the family, clothing for all weather conditions and a heat source when needed.
Residences that have well water should have sufficient water supply just in case the electric water pump goes out.
Stay away from all down power lines and water puddles the are near them.
If your are in an automobile and a power line is draped over your car, call 911 if possible and wait for help to arrive. If it becomes too dangerous and the situation becomes life threatening, exit the automobile by leaping as best you can away form the automobile. Make sure that both feet are on the ground and get far away from the automobile. Do not touch the automobile.