August 22, 2014

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Get Ready for Severe Weather

While you can’t control severe weather, you do have control over how prepared you are to face the challenges severe weather often presents. Preparing ahead of time for severe weather will relieve the stress of uncertainty in an emergency situation.

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared March Severe Weather Awareness Month, and one of the most important things you can do to prepare for severe weather is to own an National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather radio with specific area message encoding capabilities. An NOAA weather radio with SAME technology can be programmed to give weather alerts specific to where you live. This radio is particularly important to the growing population of people who only watch cable television or spend their time on the Internet as these services often do not cover local weather alerts.

In addition to owning a weather radio with extra batteries, you need to create an emergency supply kit with enough necessities to last a minimum of three days.  It is often a good idea to put two kits together, one to remain in your home and a smaller version to take with you in case of evacuation.