Guilford Emergency Management says to have a plan during severe weather

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford Emergency Management says staying safe during severe weather takes planning. That’s the advice Guilford Emergency Management Coordinator Zach Smith is giving to people when they call his office.

“Some of the calls we received are from mobile home parks,” he said. “[Asking] where they can go, what they can do if there is a tornado warning.”

For people that live in mobile homes, Smith says talk to neighbors or family members with sturdy homes and ask if you could use their house as a shelter.

Also, pack a survival kit with food and water that can supply your family for three days. Smith adds it is important to have a NOAA weather radio so you can get the latest watches and warnings.

“It’s a cool low-cost tool that could save your life — especially at night time,” he said. “If there is a tornado warning it will go off. It will wake you up if there is a tornado warning.”

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