Emergency officials: being prepared means staying safe
MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -
for Central Wisconsin the threat of severe weather isn't nearly as
violent as the tornadoes in Oklahoma. But many people and businesses
in our area are still preparing for severe weather season. Emergency
management officials say having a plan in place is crucial to staying
severe weather hits it impacts everybody, including animals.
won't leave the animals unattended here. We will be here and try to
keep ourselves safe and still do our job," Mary Kirlin, Executive
Director of the Marathon County Humane Society said.
why she says the humane society has a plan in place.
we need to we could use the internal hallway, set up crating in there
and move the animals in there overnight," Kirlin explained.
management officials say being prepared before a storm hits can save
lives and reduce possible damage.
a plan to know where you're going to physically move, know what
portion of the basement you're going to go down to. If you don't have
a basement know where in your house you're going to take shelter,"
Marathon County Emergency Management Director Steve Hagman said.
says he recommends
every person have a weather radio or some other way of being
alert to changing weather," Hagman said. "The things you can look
for; dark skies. If it's a bright sunny day and all of a sudden the
skies start to darken there's a pretty good chance of bad weather."
all emergency leaders say, don't take any chances.
err on the side of shelter," Hagman warned.
more resources to help you stay safe during severe weather check out
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