The American Red Cross, Weather Channel, FEMA and NOAA are promoting the first-ever National Severe Weather Preparedness Week April 22-28 to engage consumers to be proactive about their severe weather preparedness plans.
The goal of the Million Preparedness Pledge is to inspire 1 million people to commit to being prepared for a weather emergency.
The pledge asks consumers to talk to their families about committing to one or more of the following actions:
- Learn the definitions of a watch and warning
- Learn what to do if a watch or warning is issued
- Have a NOAA weather radio
- Sign up for The Weather Channel alerts and apps
- Create an emergency supply kit (or update existing kit)
- Create an emergency plan (or update existing plan)
- Volunteer, attend preparedness training or host a preparedness event in my community
Print and sign your commitment to being prepared for a severe weather emergency.
To help prepare your plan, visit www.redcross.org to locate an open Red Cross shelter in your area and learn what resources are available.