From tornadoes to lightning to floods, the southeast is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters. Severe weather is dangerous and can strike with very little warning, which is why it’s important to get ready in advance. Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from February 2 – 6, and it’s a great time to make sure you and your family are prepared.

Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different type of threat faced by residents of the southeastern United States.

The week’s activities begin with Family Preparedness Day on Feb. 2, when all households are encouraged to program their NOAA Weather Radios. All of the following days focus on a different threat and how to get prepared.

 Monday, Feb. 2 – Family Preparedness/NOAA Weather Radio Day

Tuesday, Feb. 3 – Thunderstorm Safety

Wednesday, Feb. 4 – Tornado Safety and PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety

Thursday, Feb. 5 – Lightning Safety

Friday, Feb. 6 – Flood Safety (alternate PrepareAthon! For Tornado Safety)

ServiceMaster Restoration Services encourages all residents to take a few minutes to learn about how to deal with each emergency.