Another opportunity to prepare! Severe weather season in Alabama is approaching, take time now to develop and check your emergency kit and your family/business emergency communications play.
This weekend marks the third annual Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday in Alabama. While there are many obvious items that come to mind when thinking about creating your severe weather preparedness kit, there is one item that you might not think about - cell phone chargers.
How many times have you been bout running errands and picked up your smartphone only to realize it has no battery. Or maybe you were one of the ones whose battery died during the snowstorm on February 4. Not only does your smartphone connect you to family and friends, it also helps you get important information during times of severe weather. Thanks to apps like Facebook, Twitter and iMap Weather Radio, we are able to follow the latest weather developments as they happen.
Check out this NWS graphic showing Tornado Warnings by Weather Service Office since 2005. #2 on the list - The National Weather Service office in Birmingham. Time Now to Prep for Spring Severe Weather Season in Alabama.
The key in prepping for winter weather events is to keep preparedness items handy for multiple locations and situations. Prep for needs when in the car, at home and at the office. In addition to blankets, non-perishable food and water, remember prescriptions and any special needs items in case you are without power or experiencing travel issues.
Graphic and information courtesy NWS Huntsville.
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Alabama will hold its third annual sales tax holiday, beginning Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. and ending Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 12 midnight, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax. Local sales tax may apply.
With winter weather potential for Central and South Alabama, if you must travel, there are several things you need to keep with you on the road. It pays to be prepared, so keep a kit in your trunk with all he things your are likely to need.