With the first threat of severe weather and tornadoes sweeping down the plains this weekend, now is as good a time as any to talk about what every Oklahoman should have in their tornado and severe weather prep kit.

While the list may seem like a lot, you can totally tailor it to your home's specific needs.

What to keep in mind:

  • This is not a long-term supply kit, storms last hours at best.
  • Try to keep to just the comfort essentials.
  • Remember to pack for the kids.
  • Games are mandatory.

If you haven't put together a family tornado plan, do so now. You don't want to be running around the house as the sirens sound.

If you don't have a designated shelter or a public shelter nearby, experts say to pick a small interior spot in your home to shelter, the smaller the better. Closets, bathrooms, etc... Just like we do in school, run the drill with the kids so they know what to do before they'll need to.

While you don't have to pack the whole house into a prep kit, there are a few things below that you'll agree are necessary for both safety and mental health. Good luck.

Thing You'll Need in Your Oklahoma Tornado Prep Kit

Even though the odds of your life being affected by a tornado are extremely thin, there's no harm in being prepared with basic necessities. Even if the storm misses your home you could still find yourself without power or water for days to weeks. Here's a quick rundown on the basics every home should have for tornado season in Oklahoma.

13 Food Shortages Expected in 2023

As if the egg debacle of late isn't bad enough, experts are predicting even more food shortages and sky-high pricing as supply is about to catch up with inflation. Both weather and war are to blame for most items, and it's hard to estimate what the outcome will be.

More From KLAW-FM