American Red Cross gives tips on staying weather ready - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

American Red Cross gives tips on staying weather ready

Be ready for the storm with an emergency preparedness kit.  SOURCE: KAUZ Be ready for the storm with an emergency preparedness kit. SOURCE: KAUZ
WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) -

In preparations for upcoming storms, the American Red Cross wants people and their family to have a plan.

One way people can do that is with an emergency preparedness kit.

The kit should include flashlights with several different sets of batteries. 

The Red Cross said it is an important thing to have in case the power does go out.

It is also recommended to have one gallon of water for every person.

So, if you are a family of three, you will need three gallons of water.

You will also need a cell phone and cell phone charger.

"The items in this kit are going to keep you safer, make you feel better, have food, and water it is very important that you have a personal kit instead of a family kit," said Katrina Farmer, Executive Director of the American Red Cross Texas Big Country.

Once you have your family and your emergency kit ready to go the next step is to find proper shelter this needs to be an interior room.

A lot of places that can be the hallway, but it can also be a bathroom.

You need to make sure to get everyone that needs to be in there piled in and close the door.

"You need to just try to get as far away from outside walls as close to the center of the home as you can get," said Farmer.  "Go somewhere with no windows.  Bathrooms are sturdier because of the plumbing in the wall.  We will see a lot of times after the storm the bathrooms are still there and the other rooms are gone."

For a list of everything needed in an Emergency Preparedness Kit, click here.

To stay up to date on the storms in the area, be sure to download our First Alert Weather App in the Apple Store or Google Play.

?

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:54 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:06:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

  • Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

    Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

    Sunday, July 22 2018 8:49 AM EDT2018-07-22 12:49:27 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:06:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles Police SWAT officers escort a group of people who were held for their safety by police across businesses surrounding a Trader Joe's supermarket, after a gunman held dozens of people hostage inside the store bef...

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

    Police say they're trying to determine what prompted a man to shoot his grandmother and then run into a busy Los Angeles supermarket and hold dozens of people hostage for hours.

  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Sunday, July 22 2018 2:04 PM EDT2018-07-22 18:04:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

Powered by Frankly