Entergy Arkansas has simple emergency plan, kit checklists online
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In a matter of days, Arkansas will see temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to the teens, which of course means severe weather will be in the mix. That usually means thunderstorms, floods and tornadoes this time of year, but it could also mean freezing rain.
As winter comes to an end and spring makes its debut, there are things customers can do now to prepare for the extreme, unpredictable weather the new season brings with it.
Prepare yourself your family
Make a plan. Your family should always know what to do and where to go if disaster strikes. Be sure to discuss important phone numbers, designated out-of-town contacts and the possibilities of staying home or evacuating. Additionally, you should be aware of the emergency plans at work, and if applicable, your children’s school or elderly family member’s residence if they do not live with you. If your household depends on life-support or other medical equipment, it’s important to be prepared for unplanned, extended outages. You can discuss the need for such a plan with your physician.
Create a kit. When severe weather hits, there is a chance that you and your family may have to survive on your own. Experts agree that having items such as, non-perishable food, plenty water, flashlights, a first aid kit with extra batteries, a portable charger and more can help make your kit.
Keep up with weather updates. Install a smart phone app that will alert you