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Spring Brings Increased Risk of Severe Weather: How to Prepare Yourself

Today, March 20th, marks the first day of spring, a season that brings warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and longer days.

However, spring weather can also bring the threat of severe weather, including thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods.

To prepare for the unpredictable nature of spring weather, experts suggest advanced planning.

The CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health recommends having a battery-operated flashlight and extra batteries, a first aid kit, hygiene products, a three to five day supply of bottled water and non-perishable food, and an emergency evacuation or shelter plan for all members of your household.

“Spring is the time of year when things are constantly changing, and that includes the weather,” says WWLP reporter Melissa Torres.

“Temperatures are constantly changing back and forth, and because spring weather is so unpredictable, you may be unprepared when severe weather hits.”

Taking the surprise factor out of severe weather is crucial to staying safe.

By having a plan in place and supplies ready, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from harm.

Don’t wait until severe weather strikes; start preparing now.

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