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What To Do Before Severe Weather Strikes

Before the Storm:

  • Develop a plan for you and your family for home, work, school and outdoors.
  • Have frequent drills.
  • Know the county/township in which you live, and keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins.
  • Have a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up to receive warnings.
  • Listen to local radio and television stations for further information.

A Disaster Supplies Kit Should Include:

  • A 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil.
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Blanket or sleeping bag per person.
  • A first-aid kit, including prescription medicines.
  • Emergency tools, including a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a portable radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries.
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card or cash.
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.

Other Resources for Tornado and Severe Weather:

Wisconsin Emergency Management


National Weather Service - Links to local NWS offices


Ready Wisconsin


American Red Cross


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