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Be Ready Utah and the Utah Division of Emergency Management are teaming up with the National Weather Service and FEMA to help Utahns be mindful of and prepare for severe weather. Take the next step by encouraging others to do the same.

  • Be Ready Utah will be posting specific preparedness tips on Twitter and Facebook this week using the hashtag #BeAForce.
  • Families should prepare for all hazards. Tornadoes are possible in Utah. We have, on average, four tornadoes a year, in the Beehive State.
  • Severe weather can cause both floods and fires nearly every year in the state.
  • Families and businesses should make emergency plans, have emergency kits and stay informed about local hazards.
  • That means that we pay attention to local news, that we consider buying weather radios, that we check weather conditions before we head out.

Please browse our site for more preparedness information about other hazards. Our severe weather safety message is simple: know your risk, take action, be an example.

  • Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Sign up for weather alerts and check the weather forecast regularly.
  • Take Action: Make sure you and your family are prepared for severe weather. Your family may not be together when a storm strikes, so plan how you will contact one another by developing your family communication plan. Make sure you put together an emergency kit and store important papers and valuables in a safe place. Visit Ready.gov/severe-weather to learn more about how to be better prepared and how you can protect your family when severe weather strikes.
  • Be an Example: Once you have taken action, tell family, friends, and co-workers to do the same. Share the resources and alert systems you discovered through your social media network. Technology today makes it easier than ever to be a good example and share the steps you took to become weather-ready. Share these new videos to help your friends and families to prepare.

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