This past week in Door County showed you have to be ready for severe weather to occur at any time. When dealing with extreme weather, it is essential that you are prepared for all kinds of storms. Dan Kane, the emergency management and communications director, says there are three things you can do to prepare for these kinds of emergencies.
When preparing for a storm, you should make sure that you know when a storm will come to your area. There are many ways that you can track severe weather, like the Code Red app, radio announcements, and weather apps. Kane also suggests that you prepare a kit for larger-scale events where you might not have access to essential supplies.
Because we rely so heavily on phones, it is vital to have a communication plan with your loved ones that details where you should go and meet up if a cell tower is down. Kane also described strategies if you find yourself stuck in a storm.
You can learn more about personal preparedness on the Door County Emergency Management website.