Did you hear the story about the tornado? There’s a twist at the end.
Did you know that while tornados can occur any time of the year, they occur most often in the spring and summer…and guess what? Spring is sneaking up on us! So take a moment to make sure you are prepared in the case of a twisty disaster.
First off, it’s important to be familiar with the two most common tornado terms:
Stay calm, if you hear this, you are not in immediate danger. Tornado watch means that tornados are highly possible at this time. You will want to begin the preparation process by moving towards a tornado shelter and remaining alert to approaching storms. Keep your eyes peeled and ears open, watching the sky and listening to NOAA weather radio are good ways to find out if you need to take shelter.
A tornado warning means that a tornado has been confirmed. You need to take shelter immediately. We don’t want you to be swept away to the Land of Oz like Dorothy so it’s important to take the proper precautions.
Now that you understand tornado lingo, let’s talk about how to be prepared for a tornado.
Identify safe houses near your home and work. Determine the safest rooms in your home and at your workplace in case you cannot reach a safe house in time.
Build an emergency kit and make a communication plan.
Know the best radio station for weather updates.
Be alert to weather changes. Look for danger signs like: a dark and greenish sky, loud roars (similar to that of a freight train), and approaching storms with large, low, and dark clouds.
Tornados can strike quickly and with little or no warning, so it’s very important to be prepared. We’re here for you, if you need advice on what to do after experiencing the aftermath of tornado wreckage, give Unified
a call at 855.878.6434.