Preparing for hail is a bit different than preparing for other severe weather events. Hail typically only affects the exterior of buildings. So assuming you have shelter away from windows, you should be safe from hail. However, because hail is a just one of two dangerous threats that severe thunderstorms bring, it is a good idea to treat a hailstorm the same as other severe thunderstorms, as we’ll review below.
Most of the damage from a hail storm can be prevented if you prepare ahead of time. Making sure your car has shelter will keep the dings away. Get lawn and patio furniture inside. Also, make sure pets and animals have a shelter that will withstand a hailstone. It may be a good idea to make a list of items that you need to bring in before a storm.
Here are a few tips on how to prepare for any storm or tornado
-Put a plan in place with your family and other members of your household.
-Have a place of shelter. It should be the interior of a home, away from windows, and preferably in a bathroom.
-Have an emergency kit read and put it in your place of shelter.
Include the following in your kit:
-Water (3 Gallons per person
-Food – non perishable
-First Aid Kit
-Sanitation & personal hygiene items
-Copies of personal documents
-Cell phone with chargers
-Family & Emergency contact information
-Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed. This will make them more wind resistant.