Be prepared for severe weather

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Spring is finally here and with comes an increase in chances for severe weather.  During times when there is a chance for severe weather it is important for everyone to be aware of their surroundings and alert to what the weather is doing.  If you have a smartphone, it’s important to make sure it is charged and you keep it nearby during bad weather.  There are many aps that you can download that will alert you in the event of severe weather that use location services so that you will know if severe weather is in your area even if you are traveling.  The American Red Cross has an app named Tornado that is a great resource for people before, during and after severe weather.  Weather radios are a relatively inexpensive way to stay up to date on severe weather. If you live in the city limits you need to rely on more than just the sirens for your safety.  Being aware of what is happening around you can save your life. 

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