2014-04-10 / Community

This week is severe weather week in Mich.

LANSING – It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week and the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division are encouraging Michigan residents to prepare before severe weather strikes this spring and summer.

Spring and summer frequently bring fast-changing weather conditions that increase the potential for severe weather. Steps can be taken to prepare before severe weather strikes to minimize damage and ensure safe evacuation or shelter, such as understanding severe weather warnings and terms, preparing an emergency supply kit, making an emergency plan and creating an emergency contact list

In 2013, flooding, severe thunderstorms and tornadoes were responsible for $277 million in damages.

For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/beprepared or follow @MichEMHS on Twitter.

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