Know in advance how to turn off the water and gas to your house and keep the needed tools (wrench, etc.) in your emergency supply kit. Check the weather forecasts to find out if a high risk of severe weather is mentioned for your area. Meet Lojjik, a college student and wikiHow Admin and Booster, who has been active in the community for over 8 years. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer.

You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water.
The lights and light sticks are for use instead of candles, since an open flame or spark often triggers an explosion and fire, complicating matters even worse. Your local National Weather Service office is responsible for issuing Hazardous Weather Outlooks (HWOs) for the local area around you.
Whether it's preparedness for floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning.
This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Use our preparedness section to stay informed, make a plan, and most importantly—remain safe in an emergency.

Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. If severe weather is occurring locally, the NWS office assigned to your area will issue warnings for these storms.
It's best to assume that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, roads will be inaccessible by vehicles, and public transportation will be shut down.
Hail clues are a dense white apron from cloud to earth (often mistaken for a low hanging cloud) and a rapid drop in temperature.

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