Be Prepared for Severe Weather Season in Colorado
Springtime in the Rockies means we all have to be prepared for severe weather when it strikes. Follow these tips provided by the Colorado Office of Emergency Management:
- Build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Identify a safe shelter location – a basement is best, followed by interior rooms on the lowest level of the building away from windows. Mobile homes are often unsafe in a tornado – identify a neighbor's house or public shelter where you can go if a tornado warning is issued.
- Secure outdoor objects that could blow away or cause damage during a storm.
- Unplug any electronic equipment before the storm arrives.
- Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio (Midland WR120 Noaa Weather...) to receive alerts about impending severe weather.
- Sign up for reverse telephone alerts (Emergency Alert Sign Up) for your county, and don’t forget to include your cell phone.
- Make sure you have sufficient insurance coverage – including flood insurance, which is separate from your homeowners or renter’s policy.
- Photograph or take video footage of the contents in your home in case you need to file a claim after a disaster.
- Store copies of your important documents in another location, such as a bank safe deposit box.