Storm Preparedness

UConn College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources will be holding a three part series on Storm Preparedness on January 9, 10, &12 at 1:00pm.

January 9 : Be Storm Prepared: Protect You, Your Family, Your Pets and Home presented by Mary Ellen Welch, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, UConn Extension.
When severe weather strikes, it can have a big impact!
The safety of people, pets and livestock is most important!
Develop a family communication plan to stay connected
Get your checklist of items “to-do”.

January 10:  Getting your Go-Pack Ready: Preparing your Kit, Financial Records and Important Household Papers
presented by Faye Griffiths-Smith, Financial and Family Resource Management Educator, UConn Extension
In the event of a severe storm, you may need to quickly evacuate your home to move to a safer location
Be ready in advance by gathering basic supplies, financial records and important documents
Make sure you have appropriate supplies and information organized to help you and your family be better prepared
for storms and other life events

January 12:   Stocking Up: Preparing your Emergency Food Supply presented by Mary Ellen Welch, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, UConn Extension
Stock up on food, water and supplies that can help you weather the storm
Consider what food you have on hand and what may be compromised by power failure or flooding
Use lists of suggested food and equipment, menu ideas and food storage charts to help you determine if food is safe to eat.