This year, Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 13-17, 2020. During this week, Washington County and the National Weather Service will be promoting severe weather safety and emergency preparedness information. Each day of the week highlights a different weather related topic.
Additional information on these topics can be found here.
Being prepared for an emergency can be overwhelming, so take it one small step at a time and you will be prepared in no time! An easy, inexpensive way to be prepared is to have a Communication Plan. Your family may not be together when an emergency happens so it is important to plan in advance. You can start by asking yourself these questions:
How will you get to a safe place?
How will you contact one another?
How will you get back together?
What you will do in different situations?
What would you do if cell phone towers were down and you could not use your cell phone?
Helpful Hint: If cell phones are working, send a text message unless you are in immediate danger. Texts often have an easier time getting through during emergencies and you do not want to tie up phone lines needed by emergency responders (like 911).