(Cushing, Okla.) Cushing Emergency Management Director Bob Noltensmeyer is scheduled to be a guest on HOME with Molly Payne and Joyce Abrams on 1600 KUSH (Cushing), Wednesday, April 1st (2015). Noltensmeyer is scheduled to visit with everyone about Severe Weather Preparedness and give tips to listeners on how best to be prepared in case of weather emergency.

It is important to be prepared because severe storms can and often do pop up quickly when conditions are right. We are headed into the season right now, and you won’t want to be scrambling around at the last minute wondering what you need to do and where you need to go.

Citizens are urged to invest in a weather radio as a way to get severe weather notifications even through the night, as well as putting together a plan of where to shelter in case of a severe storm. It is also recommended that you register your safety shelter with Emergency Management. They need to know where to look for you if you do get hit by a tornado.

Noltensmeyer has suggested that everyone have a “Go” kit ready in case of emergency. Supplies include: a three day supply of medications, water, food items such as energy bars, crackers, etc., pet food if applicable, flashlight and batteries, battery-operated radio or programmable all hazard weather radio, personal identification information, a change of clothes and first aid kit.

The storm sirens for Cushing are to be tested by Cushing Emergency Management on a good weather day at a future date.

These days, there are many ways for people to be notified about severe weather. “Storm sirens, radio, television and now you can even download apps on your phone.”

For more information on tornadoes and severe thunderstorms go to https://www.ready.gov/severe-weather