Are you prepared for a tornado or severe storm? Last week's storms across the South remind us just how devastating severe weather can be. In a typical year, more than 1,000 tornadoes, 5,000 floods and two land-falling hurricanes lead to 500 deaths and $14B in damage in the United States.
Is your family prepared to deal with a tornado, severe storm or other unexpected disaster? How can you prepare in advance? What is the best way to protect your family during a storm? Do you have an evacuation plan?
APHA's Get Ready campaign can help you learn simple steps to help protect you and those you love.
- Preparedness fact sheets - tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, power outages and more
- Building an emergency stockpile - what to store and how to maintain it over time
- Q&A with the expert - what "shelter in place" means and how to be prepared
Don't let the next emergency catch you unprepared. Visit APHA's Get Ready website for additional information.