A Storm is a-Brewin'
It's that time of year in West Virginia. Summer storms that inevitably cause flooding along the valley are something we are all very familiar with. Being stuck in the holler because your car, unfortunately, does not have boat capabilities is frustrating and can be dangerous. Remember turn around, don’t drown. It does not take much water to float your vehicle.
Being prepared for the summer storms brewing will help you and your family stay safe and comfortable during a possible flood event. Here are a few ways you can be prepared:
-Have enough drinking water stocked up. One gallon per family member per day that you are preparing for should be sufficient.
-Prepare for power outages with things like flashlights and lanterns.
-Keep extra blankets in storage. You never know what will happen during an extreme winter storm, and the last thing you want is to be cold or wet.
-Stock up on non-perishable foods.
-Last but not least, get some board games and puzzles for the family. You could be stuck in the house for a few days, and it could get boring!