With our second big chance of severe weather set to invade SWOK this evening into tomorrow, it might be a good time to do a little mental check-list to make sure you're prepared.

Sure, you've probably got a small supply of water and batteries, but is everyone in your home aware of the plan? Does everyone know where your safe-spot is? Of course, I'm not encouraging you to stress out and worry the kiddos doing drills, but if you approach it convincing them how safe a particular spot is, they'll probably be OK with it.

I remember my parents going over this with us back in the 80's and 90's. While we occasionally had a shelter, there were some homes we lived in that didn't. But they all had cast-iron tubs. Our mother did such a good job comforting us that my sister and I didn't mind wrapping up in blankets and sleeping in the bathtub from time to time.

The last thing you'll want to do during an emergency is try to come up with a plan. You need that plan now. That's why it's called a plan. Make it, stick to it.

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