Severe weather season is right around the corner.
FEMA is helping spread the word about preparedness during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week.
It's a nationwide effort designed to increase awareness about the severe weather that affects individuals, families and communities.
Each year, many people are killed or seriously injured by tornadoes and other types of severe weather, despite advance warning. FEMA wants to encourage people to take simple steps to ensure they and their families are ready for any type of disaster.
These steps include... knowing your risk-- by understanding the type of hazardous weather situations that can affect where you live and work.
Take action by pledging to prepare at www.ready.gov.
And be an expample... share your plan of action with your family and friends.