Each spring and summer, severe storms move through Indiana that can bring with them strong winds, lightning, hail, flooding, and even tornadoes. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides many suggestions and resources to keep your family safe before, during, and after a weather event. Statistically, the chances that you personally may be impacted by storms strong enough to cause personal or property damage are small. However, climate change is creating stronger and more devastating storm systems, in Indiana and throughout the United States.
Below is a list of materials that might prove helpful as we move into the severe weather season:
- DHS Severe Weather Bulletin
- DHS “Get Prepared” resource page
- Information on how to build your own Emergency Kit
- Children’s Activity Book to educate children on the dangers of severe weather and how best to prepare
- Information on how to program your National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio
What is included here should not be considered a complete list, but rather a good start to ensure that you and your family are prepared for potential harsh weather this year.