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Storm Preparation: How to get your family ready for Sunday's expected storms

Posted at 9:43 AM, Mar 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-26 17:00:18-04

TULSA - Green Country is expecting potential severe thunderstorms Sunday evening, to prepare you and your family here are some tips from the National Weather Service.

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2 Works for You Storm Shield Meteorologist Taft Price says it's all about preparation. 

Before

  • Know how your town sends out warnings, sirens or local media. 
  • Have a safety plan for your family when the warning goes off. 
  • Include an emergency meeting place in your home, like the basement. 
  • Practice the plan. 
  • Prepare your home: clip tree branches surrounding it, secure loose items , close windows and doors, move valuable objects either inside or under a sturdy structure. 

During

  • If you're at home, go to a secure location like the basement, and take your pets!
  • Stay away from windows. 
  • If you're in a public place avoid large, open rooms. 
  • Check 2 Works for You on air, on our website, on our app, on social media, on the radio for updates often.

After:

  • Assess the damage. 
  • Contact the authorities if there are power lines down. 
  • Exit your home immediately if it's damaged. 
  • Check on your neighbors!

Tulsa residents seeking information on storm shelter registration can click here, Broken Arrow residents can click here and Rogers County residents can click here

2 Works for You will have coverage of the storms on-air, online and our free smartphone app.

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