US COPD Coalition

Preparing for Spring Weather


“Spring weather can be unpredictable. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the risk of injury and death increases, so planning makes sense. Prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they very likely will.” ~ Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Already this spring, parts of the United States have been devastated by tornadoes and massive flooding. While you cannot prevent severe weather and natural disasters from occurring, you can be prepared for them. The CDC has just published information on how to prepare for severe unexpected springtime weather. As noted by the CDC, by the time we know that severe weather is on its way it is frequently too late to make preparations. “So why not take the surprise factor out of severe weather and prepare yourself, your family, and your home? If thunderstorms, tornadoes, and floods do occur, you’ll be ready for them.”