It's important that Township residents are prepared for severe weather, whether its blizzards, heavy rain, ice storms, hurricanes, or damaging winds. Please read the information below to learn the safest and smartest ways to prepare. It's always better to have a plan!
- Create a Communications Plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Get more ideas for a plan at: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
- Practice Your Plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when severe thunderstorm warnings are issued. Don't forget pets if time allows.
- Prepare Your Home: Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors, and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.
- Help Your Neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for severe thunderstorms. Take CPR training so you can help if someone is hurt during severe weather
Safety Documents from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA):
Emergency Preparedness Links
- American Red Cross (ARC)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Ready Montco
- Montgomery County Department of Public Safety (EOC)
- Montgomery County Emergency Service
- PA Health Alert Network (PA-HAN)
- PA Pandemic Preparedness
- Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
- Pennsylvania Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Emergency Management
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)