Prepare for severe weather

The Office of Emergency Preparedness and YNHHS delivery network emergency managers remind staff to prepare for severe weather, particularly during hurricane season, June 1 - Nov. 30. Be sure you have emergency kits at home and in your car with items such as non-perishable food, bottled water, batteries and medications, along with pet supplies. Have a communications plan for your family in case you are separated during a disaster, and a plan to ensure your family is taken care of in case the disaster strikes while you are at work. Visit www.ctalert.gov and http://www.riema.ri.gov/preparenow to sign up for state and local governmental disaster alerts and www.Ready.gov for more emergency-preparedness information and tools. You can also download apps for local weather/media stations, Code Red Mobile Alert and the American Red Cross.