Tips to keep your family safe in inclement weather - CBS46 News

Tips to keep your family safe in inclement weather

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As storms move into the area, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said it is best to be prepared, plan and stay informed.

Make sure you have the basics in your home like water, batteries, first aid supplies and flashlights.

"Once people start hearing about bad weather people are coming into the stores making sure they have those last minute items," said Matthew Mattiace, a manager with Home Depot.

Make sure you organize your medicines so they are accessible should disaster strike.

Secure your patio furniture outside to prevent it from flying into your home, which could break glass.

"If things do go down, cell phone towers will go down. Also these are two-way weather radios. You're able to get your national broadcasts, as well as local broadcasts," said Mattiace.

Mattiace said purchasing a gas generator will prevent you from losing total power at your home.

Officials suggest you move your family to an inner area, such as a bathroom or inner closet should a tornado hit.

Visit GEMA's website for tips to keep your family safe: http://ready.ga.gov/

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