Be Prepared for Summer Storms

summer storm kit items

Staying safe starts with a plan

Prepare a summer storm kit

Make sure to include the following items:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information.
  • Drinking water and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration.
  • Extra medicine, baby items, and pet supplies.
  • First-aid supplies.

During a storm:

  • Take shelter in a sturdy building if you're outdoors.
  • Stay away from doors and windows.
  • Use only wireless phones.
  • Don't use the shower or bathtub.
  • Unplug sensitive electronic appliances such as computers, TVs, VCR and DVD players, etc.
  • Make sure backup generators are properly wired to prevent backfeed, which will harm electrical workers restoring power and damage your equipment once electric service is restored.
  • Stay away and call 911 if you see a fallen or low-hanging power line.