There are a number of weather conditions which we should all be aware of ... and prepared for.

In that light, your C.E.R.T. committee offers these guidelines to provide each homeowner with information on preparedness in case of hazardous weather conditions.


8 important tips:

  • Store objects lighter than 50 pounds inside when hurricanes or tornadoes are predicted
  • Establish emergency contacts
  • Sign up for storm alerts
  • Know your flood zone and evacuation level
  • Know locations of your shelters
  • Assemble an emergency kit
  • Don’t forget your pets
  • Stay calm
Click on each of the three following sections and they will expand to show you further information on being prepared for each type of weather condition. We have also included YouTube videos to further illustrate each topic.

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Click here to download a copy of FEMA's storm prep checklist.

You should stock a three to five day supply of nonperishable, easy-to-prepare foods that you and your family will eat. Consider foods that are high in protein and don’t forget the manual can opener, paper products and plastic utensils.

  •     Canned meat, vegetables and fruits
  •     Protein bars
  •     Dry cereal or granola
  •     Dried fruit
  •     Peanut butter
  •     Canned juices
  •     Powdered milk
  •     Baby food or formula, if applicable
  •     Pet food and treats, if applicable
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  • Seek shelter, stay in car or squat w/feet together
  • Stay off corded phones, devices being recharged
  • Avoid contact with plumbing, concrete floors or walls
  • Avoid ANYTHING metal
  • Remove dead or rotting trees
  • Unplug electric/electronic equipment

how to survive a lightning strike

how to stay safe during a lightning storm

  • Assemble an emergency kit
  • Consider buying a bike helmet
  • Seek shelter
  • In your home, identify a safe room
  • In your car, buckle up park and stay in it
  • Watch for downed lines; standing water

tornado preparedness

before, during and after tornado preparedness

  • Plan ahead, assemble emergency kit
  • Clean your property of potential flying objects
  • Plan on being self-sufficient
  • Know shelters; evacuation routes
  • Fill car gas tank; buy extra propane tanks
  • Assemble “go” kit
  • Check with family and friends, texting is reliable

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