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This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week. What steps do you take to prepare for severe weather?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway on March 2, 2013

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Photo of Alma Quintanilla

“We prepare ourselves by making sure our vehicles are in good shape, if we go out. If we are in the house, we make sure we have food, flashlights and candles. ”

Photo of Nick Cesare

“I guess I give myself more time to get places.”

Photo of Sam Fortune

“ I just traveled here from Nevada, so I made sure we had all the travel stuff ready.”

Photo of Kelly Russell

“ I work at a school. We are always doing drills. At our house we have a basement and a weather radio.”


inmate 5 years, 3 months ago

I keep my back to the wall in case the lights go out.

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riverdrifter 5 years, 3 months ago

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Joe Hyde 5 years, 3 months ago

No kidding. A long rope with a quick-release knot at your waist, in case you notice your car going into the sinkhole first.

Cait McKnelly 5 years, 3 months ago

Well you darn well better prepare, Thanks to the sequester the Early Warning System is now about as useless as teats on a boar hog.

riverdrifter 5 years, 3 months ago

The only thing I've done is get a better weather radio. Over the past 6-7 years I've tossed 3 of those $21.95 cheapo Midland weather radios. They gradually become unreliable when it comes to receiving weather warnings. I'm giving the Sangean CL-100 a shot.

Rae Hudspeth 5 years, 3 months ago

Always have a sturdy pair of shoes by the bed; extra water, MREs, a noise source and water in the basement in case we get trapped by debris; and the cat carrier is stored down there, too, so he won't get loose and run off if the roof should blow off the house.

Is that guy's name really Sam Fortune? Love it.

Katara 5 years, 3 months ago

Higher level of discourse... LOL that's a good one!

gphawk89 5 years, 3 months ago

I always follow my dad's lead when it comes to tornado warnings. When the sirens go off I go out and stand on the front porch. My wife doesn't seem to think that's the proper thing to do.

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