How to Stay Safe During a Tornado

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Tornadoes pose a serious threat to anything and anyone in their path. They can create deadly flying debris, destroy buildings and homes, cause injuries, or worse. Each year in the United States, there are an average of 1,000 recorded tornadoes, resulting in over 1,500 injuries and 80 deaths.
 
For that reason, it is important to know how to stay safe during a tornado and take the necessary precautions to keep yourself safe. Whenever there’s a severe weather warning, you should immediately be alert in case the warning level increases.
 
It’s recommended that your household has enough food and water to last a minimum of three days in case power is lost. If there’s no time to adequately prepare, you should have an emergency kit with essential items like canned goods, bottled water, and medical supplies nearby.
 
Additionally, follow these safety precautions on how to stay secure before, during, and after a tornado:
 
Before
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Be sure to talk with your family to prepare for severe weather and stay safe during a tornado.
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Protect your home before a tornado strikes.

During

In the event of a tornado, look for your nearest safe shelter.

After

Even after a tornado passes, it’s important to stay alert and use caution when clearing debris.

Review your natural disaster preparedness checklist regularly.

Have a copy of the Emergency Preparedness Document on hand, and use it to gather and record Have a copy of the Emergency Preparedness Document on hand, and use it to gather and record important numbers, such as your property or medical insurance provider and A/C repair service. In the event of damage after a tornado, be sure to contact PuroClean. Our offices are available 24/7 for your restoration needs.

Last edited on 6th of May 2022