Plan ahead for severe weather

Emergency Management officials remind North Shore residents that emergencies due to severe weather could happen at anytime.

Here are some things residents should think about:

 • Stay informed: Check out the Department of Public Safety weather page at www.SevereWeather.state.mn.us. Each day it will focus on a different subject such as weather warnings, lightning and hail, floods, tornados, etc.

• Make a kit: Build a basic survival kit for when the electricity fails. It should include food and water for three days, a radio and flashlight, first aid, and personal items like toilet paper. A smaller “grab and go” evacuation kit should contain emergency contact information, medications, spare eyewear and documentation of pets, medical information, insurance, etc.

• Have a plan: What if you’re delayed or stranded by severe weather, or need to leave your home due to a storm-related power failure? Do you have an emergency kit in your vehicle? Do you know how to reach your friends and family, or where you could go for shelter? Do your friends know where to look for you?

More information is available at www.SevereWeather.state.mn.us.

Visit now, before the weather hits.

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