Natural Disaster Safety Tips

The recent tragedy in Oklahoma reminds us of how powerful and scary Mother Nature can be. We share our condolences with the victims and families of the tornado in Moore, Okla. If you’re looking for a way to help, consider making a donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, dialing 1-800-REDCROSS, or texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

When natural disasters happen, it’s important to look at our own homes and ensure that we’re prepared and safe. Here’s a few natural disaster safety tips.

  • If the power goes out, think twice before using candles. Plan ahead and purchase flashlights for your disaster preparedness kit.
  • Don’t leave cars parked under trees, especially if you’re inside.
  • Always have cash. If electricity goes out, ATMs won’t work.
  • Remember, most technology won’t work without electricity. Check out some of these gadgets that’ll help keep you safe and informed during the storm.

For more storm and natural disaster preparedness tips, click here. If you lose power during a storm, click here for a list of contacts you should know.