Be prepared for spring weather
Spring is here. Find out what you can do before severe weather strikes. Preparation is key to staying safe and minimizing impacts.
Be Weather-Ready: Check the forecast regularly to see if you’re at risk for severe weather. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about severe thunderstorm watches and warnings. Check the Weather-Ready Nation for tips.
Sign up for notifications: Know how your community sends warning. Some communities have outdoor sirens. Others depend on media and smart phones to alert residents to severe storms.
Create a communications plan: Have a family plan that includes an emergency meeting place and related information. Pick a safe room in your home such as a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows. Get more ideas for a plan at: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan.
Practice your plan: Conduct a family severe thunderstorm drill regularly so everyone knows what to do if a damaging wind or large hail is approaching. Make sure all members of your family know to go there when severe thunderstorm warnings are issued. Don’t forget pets if time allows.
Prepare your home: Keep trees and branches trimmed near your house. If you have time before severe weather hits, secure loose objects, close windows and doors and move any valuable objects inside or under a sturdy structure.
Help your neighbor: Encourage your loved ones to prepare for severe thunderstorms. Take CPR training so you can help if someone is hurt during severe weather.
MEALS ON WHEELS NEEDS YOUR HELP
Due to the increasing number of older individuals in our service area, coupled with limited and decreasing funds, Meals on Wheels is in great need of community support. For over 40 years, Generations has acted as a safety net to ensure that frail older adults have access to basic nutrition. We are, once again, asking for your help! Your donation could mean the difference to someone who could be facing the difficult decision between purchasing their medications or purchasing food. If you would like to donate, please contact Generation at 800-742-9002. Or you can mail donations to: Generations, P.O. Box 314, Vincennes, IN 47591. Please mark your donation specifically for Meals on Wheels. Thank you for your support!
The spring issue is out! Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenda is a Community Resource Coordinator with Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability. She can be reached at email@example.com. Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. The agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.