Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:21

Now that Spring is here, it is time to know the risks and to prepare our home and family. Spring can bring about a mix of wild weather as it’s a time of transition; and depending on where you live you could be affected by:

Tornadoes, thunderstorms, hail, floods, lightning, heat, wildfires, and even tsunamis if you live by the coast.

A few precautionary steps now can help you prepare for weather changes:

Know the potential hazards in your area and stay abreast of your local forecast at

Prepare or restock your disaster supplies kit.

Make sure your mobile phone can receive wireless emergency alerts, or sign up for e-mail or text message alerts through your state or local government.

Download this free severe weather preparedness guide to learn more about thunderstorms, related hazards and life-saving actions you can take. A plan will prepare you and your family to act in time and help you and those you care about be safe.

If you have time to do more, and want to help your neighbors, consider joining America’s PrepareAthon To prepare for area hazards through drills, discussions, and exercises.