SPRING IS IN THE AIR, SO YOU NEED TO PREPARE
As we’ve seen already this month in Georgia, spring weather is notoriously volatile. One day the state can experience rain and cooler temps, and the next day can bring sunshine. For this reason, you need to be prepared for a number of severe weather threats that can often arise quickly:
- Severe Thunderstorms: Georgia’s greatest threats from severe thunderstorms are damaging straight-line winds and large hail. If thunderstorms are expected in your area, postpone outdoor activities. Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage, and shutter windows and secure outside doors.
- Tornadoes: Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms and are very unpredictable. They may occur when family members are in different places, so develop a family communications plan. You should also make a Ready kit for at least three days of self-sufficiency and familiarize yourself with the terms that are used to identify a tornado hazard.
- Flooding: Know your area’s flood risk, and be sure to keep important documents and other valuables in a safe deposit box. You should also be familiar with the terms that identify floods and keep copies of documents in a waterproof container in your Ready kit.