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How to stay prepared for a major weather event and what to do if a severe storm hits the Delano community.
We all know how unpredictable weather in our region is, and severe events can happen any time of year. While we can't prevent storms from happening, being prepared for them helps reduce much of the fear, anxiety, and damages that can accompany them. Advance preparation will help to keep your family safe, and your property protected.
If a major storm is on its way, take steps to stay safe and minimize damage before it arrives:
The rain, heavy winds, and lightning associated with these storms can cause flooding, damage to homes, and widespread power outages. Stay prepared with these tips:
Severe storms can lead to flash flooding, which is often among the most damaging and costly of all natural disasters. Use elevation information for your property to determine its vulnerability to flooding, and use these tips to stay prepared:
While most common in the Great Plains of the central United States, tornadoes have been reported in every state. They can destroy homes, uproot trees, and hurl objects through the air. Minimize stress and worry by planning ahead with these tips: