Severe Weather Preparedness Made Simple

Does the crazy weather we've experienced lately have you feeling a little nervous? Mac Purdy, Director of the Williamson County Emergency Management Agency, says not to try and prepare for every individual disaster, but rather engage in "all hazards emergency management".  He explains why it's important to have emergency kits prepared for at work, at home, and in the car, and details what exactly needs to be in those kits, such as food, important documents, and first aid supplies.  He also talks about the value of emergency meeting locations for the family, as well as out-of-state points of contact, and how social media is starting to play a role in gathering information during disasters.  For more information or help with your emergency kits, visit  And don't forget, the 3rd week of February is Tennessee Severe Weather Awareness Week!