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Tornado Safety

Tornado Safety

Tornadoes are violent and unpredictable and can cause extensive damage and loss of life. It's crucial to know what to do before, during, and after a tornado to keep yourself and your loved ones safe. Read more for some helpful safety tips to follow.

Before a Tornado:

  • Stay informed: Keep an eye on the weather forecast and listen to local news or weather updates for any severe weather warnings or watches.
  • Have an emergency plan: Create an emergency plan with your family and make sure everyone knows what to do and where to go in case of a tornado. Designate a safe room or shelter, such as a basement or storm cellar, and practice your plan regularly.
  • Prepare a disaster kit: Assemble a disaster kit that includes essential items such as water, non-perishable food, a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and a battery-powered radio.


During a Tornado:

  • Seek shelter immediately: If you're indoors, go to the lowest level of the building, such as a basement or storm cellar. If there is no basement, go to an interior room without windows, such as a closet or bathroom. Stay away from windows, exterior walls, and doors. If you're in a mobile home, evacuate immediately and seek shelter in a sturdy building or storm shelter.
  • Protect yourself: Cover yourself with a mattress or a heavy blanket to protect yourself from flying debris.
  • Stay informed: Listen to local news or weather updates for any new information or instructions.

After a Tornado:

  • Check for injuries: Check yourself and your family for any injuries and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • Check for damage: Check your property for any damage, including gas leaks, electrical hazards, and structural damage. Do not touch downed power lines or broken gas lines and report any issues to the authorities.
  • Clean up safely: Wear protective gear such as gloves and boots when cleaning up debris. Be careful when handling broken glass or sharp objects.

Remember to stay calm and follow the instructions of local authorities during a tornado. It's better to be prepared and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

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If you have a medical condition that requires ongoing treatment using medical equipment powered by electricity or medicines that require refrigeration, it is important to consult your physician BEFORE a natural disaster.

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