DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - The Miami Valley is preparing for what could become a severe weather outbreak across the region.
As Storm Team 2 works to track the storm for you, agencies across the area are getting ready.
We checked in with Dayton Power and Light. We're told extra crews are on standby to help restore power should it become necessary.
"If you have trees and wires down in the backyard, you may not be able to see everywhere that they are. So, we would ask that you just stay clear of it. Whenever there are any types of wires down, assume that they are electricity wires and just stay clear," said Tom Tatham, Director of Operations, DP&L.
Emergency service centers are also ready. Staff at the Warren County Communication Center are among the many agencies on alert.
They say you should be sure to have an emergency plan ready for your family.
"Have food, water, candles, flashlights, all the documentation that you need make sure you have those in a water proof and fire proof container just in case you need to gain access with those fro whatever reason if there is a tornado," said Michael Brunner, Director, Emergency Services.
And, at the Nutter Center, workers are trained on how to handle an emergency situation. They say if storms do damage the arena, they work to keep people away from glass doors and relocated to designated safe places.
"We want the spectators and the fans to come out and have a safe enjoyable experience and we want them to be concentrating on the performance, not necessarily what's going on outside and it's our responsibility if something does break weather wise to inform them and to keep them in a safe environment," said Jim Brown, Executive Director, Nutter Center.
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