How to Prepare for Severe Weather This Spring - - No One Gets You Closer

How to Prepare for Severe Weather This Spring


TEXOMA -- You wake up and you check the morning forecast. Severe storms are in the forecast. Now what?

Make sure you have the First Alert Weather app. You can download it for your Iphone or Android system by searching your app store for "KTEN First Alert Weather".

There you can keep up to date with the latest in the forecast and get watches and warnings sent right to your phone in an alert.

Also make sure you have an emergency bag ready.

"It's important to think about everything we need on a daily basis that we can't live without, and if we can't just make that run to Walmart what are we going to suffer if we don't have access to those supplies," explains Jennifer Davis with Servpro of Denison and Sherman.

Such things as medicine, water, non-perishable food, and flashlight are important in your emergency bag.

Davis works with Servpro to help people restore their homes from damage.

"It's so important to us because we know first hand that when we are more prepared we are less stressed and in the moment if we do need supplies we have access to them."

The American Red Cross is also there to help you in the event of severe weather.

"We are ready. We get our volunteers geared up to be ready to go respond, our trucks are geared up. We bring in extra of everything in case we have to set up shelters when we have tornadoes or severe storms," explains Sara Jerome Chairman of the Board for the Texoma chapter of the American Red Cross.

The Red Cross also has a great app to download to help you find loved ones after disaster strikes. You just have to search your apps for "American Red Cross" and registrar yourself in a disaster stricken area. Then family and friends can search for you and know you are alright.

Another thing to consider before severe weather season even starts is insurance.

"Review your coverage with your agent, go over it with your agent. Have a conversation about your main concerns for your home, your contents," explains Jim McClure with State Farm Insurance.

McClure says you want to make sure your valuables are covered in the event of a weather disaster.

Most important is stay current with the First Alert Weather forecast so you know what to expect and when to expect it.