Emergency experts recommend getting severe weather kit ready now


Chief Meteorologist Jeff George is forecasting the possibility of severe weather on Thursday for western Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City metro.

If you are ever faced with a tornado warning in your area, the most important thing is to seek shelter fast. The appropriate time to build an emergency disaster kit is before the storm.

FEMA and the Red Cross recommend having the following:

  1. One gallon of water per day per person.
  2. Non-perishable food and a can opener
  3. Flashlights and extra batteries.
  4. First Aid Kit
  5. All medications
  6. Personal Documents

There are no guarantees when it comes to severe weather, so planning for the worst is important. That includes the possibility your electricity will go out, so have multiple ways to get your weather information. This can include a battery operated NOAA weather radio, the Fox 25 Weather App available for free on the Apple and Android Platforms, and signing up for the "Weather Call" system. That last option comes with an annual fee of about $10, and will call your cellphone if the coordinates of where your home is located are under a tornado warning.

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