There are two initial steps that everyone can take.
1. Purchase a weather radio for your home or business. Make sure it is a radio that has battery backup and is a S.A.M.E. model. With a weather radio, you will be alerted to any weather advisory in your area and you can take approximate steps for your safety.
2. Take a Skywarn Weather Spotter Class. Every spring, Emergency Management sponsors a minimum of two classes that are free and open to the public. The class is usually only about two hours, and is held in the evening. Knowledge is power, and knowing what to look for in the skies is a proactive way to protect yourself and your family.