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STAYING SAFE: What you need to know to stay safe during severe weather

Posted at 7:20 AM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 10:50:01-04

TULSA, Okla. — It is severe weather season in Green Country and the Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency is urging people to be weather-ready.

TAEM told 2 Works For You, the best way to stay safe is to stay informed about the weather. TAEM suggested purchasing a “weather radio.” They can be found at most major retailers for about $20.

They’re also encouraging people to get weather apps on your phone. The 2 Works For You’s Storm Shield app is free on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. The app helps you stay up-to-date on the latest storms minute-by-minute.

TAEM says to also be aware of their outdoor weather system. Those sirens are placed to let the public know of severe weather and when you need to take shelter.

“Throughout the year, you really need to remain weather aware and stay in touch with the forecast with what’s going to be occurring,” Executive Director of TAEM, Joseph Kralicek said. “We really want to urge people to do is to make sure you have at least four different ways to get some sort of warning.”

The Tulsa Area Emergency Management also wants people a plan in place in case of an emergency.

DOWNLOAD the 2 Works for You Severe Weather guide for everything you need to know to make a safety plan for your family.

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