As this potentially dangerous storm blows into our region, officials want to remind everyone to play it safe and be prepared to respond to an emergency situation.
There are three things officials say people should do in the event of an emergency -- the first is make a plan.
"One of the key things people can do is make sure you talk as a family about what your plan is if there is a need to evacuate quickly. What is your plan. Make sure you have a meeting spot that is right outside of your home, or if a long storm, is there a location outside of your neighborhood where your family might meet if you can't get back to your home," said The Red Cross' Doug Bishop.
The second -- build a kit. Make sure you have food staples and bottled water on hand and if you take medications, make sure you have a weeks supply. "Make sure you are safe in your home and that might require you -- if you are concerned about trees -- sleep downstairs," Bishop said.
And third -- stay informed. Tune in to your local TV and radio stations for the latest storm updates.
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