Montgomery County EMA warns residents to stay ahead of storm

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Officials at the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management want you to stay safe during Wednesday’s severe weather.

Emergency management director Jeff Jordan wants you to take steps now–and certainly before you head to bed tonight–to stay ahead of the storm.

With potential for power outages tonight, be sure to have a severe weather kit ready to go. You should have a flashlight, weather radio, extra batteries and a first aid kit. It’s also important to have a non-perishable food supply in case your fridge or freezer does lose power.

Over the next few hours, Montgomery County of Emergency Management will be in contact with National Weather Service. They’ll also be following up with their partners at the Red Cross, DP&L, and the State EMA in case they have to open any shelters for residents.

Jordan says many people will be on hand tonight to keep you safe.

“We have a duty officer on duty 24 hours a day so that person will be monitoring throughout the night,” Jordan said. “And for a situation like this we’ll have 2 or 3 people monitoring and watching local weather reports, watching the radar on the computer, and listening to the amateur radio.”

 

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