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Tornado Survivor, Red Cross Urge the Carolinas to Prepare for Severe Weather

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Severe weather can be most dangerous when it occurs at night because people are asleep and don’t always get a warning. Two years ago homes in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties were damaged by a tornado. During that storm, a tree crashed on top of Tami Curtis’ daughter’s bedroom. Curtis said, “It was a scary moment.”

Curtis said since the tornado was in the middle of the night, she and her family were not alerted. She said, “We had no time to even react to go downstairs to go to any safe spot.”

The Greater Carolinas Chapter of the American Red Cross recommends you have more than one type of alert system, such as an emergency alert on your smart phone, a weather app that sends alerts, or a weather radio, to warn you of a severe weather threat. Pam Brynarsky, Disaster Relief Chair of the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the Red Cross, said you should have two or three different types of warning systems, in case the radar on one system doesn’t detect a severe weather event. Brynarsky said, “Go ahead. Download one now, and have it there, because it may save your life.”

The Red Cross asks you to prepare a disaster kit with at least a three-day supply of food, water, and blankets, along with batteries, flashlights, and if you need it, pet food and baby food.

The Red Cross has volunteers and emergency response vehicles on standby to deploy to areas, in case they are needed. The emergency response vehicles are equipped for feeding people during disasters.

You can download Red Cross apps and get more information on how to prepare for a storm by going to redcross.org

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