Thank you for your submissions for the FREE Weather Radio, the contest is closed.

T
he first 3 people that answered the following question correctly (whom live outside the weather siren radius only)
received a FREE weather radio, 
courtesy of The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
.

WHICH STATE HAS THE MOST TORNADOES PER YEAR? The Correct answer is Texas.


During this severe weather season,
The Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) would like to encourage your family to prepare an emergency plan for your safety.
 
Family Emergency Planning:

Family emergency planning can be the key to surviving an emergency. It is important to talk to your family to prepare them for various emergencies. Familiarize yourself with emergency plans at places that are a part of your life, such as school, work, or day care. Recognize that in extreme situations, emergency resources may be limited. Be prepared to care for yourself and your family for at least three days (72 hours).

Designate Locations To Meet:
Designate locations to meet in case it is impossible to return home or if you have to evacuate. Make sure your family knows the address and phone number of both locations. Choose two locations, one near your home and another outside the neighborhood.
Designate an Out-Of-Area Contact Person: This person should be far enough away that it is unlikely he or she would be affected by the same emergency. Family members should call this person to report their locations if they cannot reach each other. Provide your contact person with important names and numbers so he or she can assist in keeping others posted on your situation. Create a communications card for each member of your household to keep with them at all times.

Create an Emergency Supply Kit and a Go Bag:
Make sure that all members of your household know where these supplies are.
Determine The Best Escape Routes From Your Home: Identify at least two separate escape routes and practice using them. Keep a flashlight and a pair of shoes by each bed.

Locate Your Gas Main and Other Utilities:
Make sure the entire household knows where they are and how to operate them. Make sure your home is as safe and secure as possible.

Make Copies of All Important Documents:
Keep them off-site in a secure location. Include these documents: passports birth certificates, Social Security cards, wills, deeds, driver’s licenses, financial documents, insurance information, and prescriptions. Catalog and photograph valuables, and keep these with your second set of documents. While making your plan, consider the requirements of your children, seniors, persons with special needs, non-English speakers, and pets in your household.

For Additional Information:
Visit the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency Website. You can print safety planning tips, check lists and more!

 - Jackie Price/MVN Webmaster