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Severe Storm Preparedness

As we enter Spring, it is a good time to revisit your preparedness for severe storms and tornadoes. Here are some tips to help you out:

  • Make sure you have multiple ways to receive severe storm warnings including cellular phone alerts, NOAA weather radio, TV, radio, and the Sangamon County Alert system.
  • Outdoor warning sirens are not meant for alerting inside your home.
  • Identify your safe place for storms.
  • Create an emergency preparedness kit with water, food, a first aid kit, batteries, flashlights, and a battery-powered radio

You can find more tips from IEMA and the NWS at https://www2.illinois.gov/iema/Preparedness/Documents/severeweatherpreparedness.pdf