With the enhanced risk of severe weather, it's a good reminder for everyone across the country to be ready for this upcoming severe weather season. In preparation, many states hold "Severe Weather Preparedness Weeks" to inform the public of everything they need to know about what is possible in their area.
Alabama is wrapping up their event with a way to help cut the costs of safety. Through February 25, 2018 at 11:59 pm, shoppers have the opportunity to purchase severe weather preparedness items free of state sales tax. For details on what is exempt and participating cities/counties
, check out the Alabama Department of Revenue Website.
If you're not in Alabama, find out when your state preparedness week is. Check out the links above for ideas on what you should put in your kit. And as always, have a plan in place for you and your family for when severe weather strikes. Here are a few videos from NWS Birmingham to get you started:
"The Birmingham National Weather Service Office and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind proudly teamed to provide weather safety videos with sign language interpreting for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. These videos are also equipped with captioning. Select the 'CC' button at the bottom of each YouTube video to enable the captioning service."
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Karissa Klos.