With natural disasters being a regular occurrence nowadays, it is good to know in advance what steps should be taken to protect yourself. In this blog, we will talk about what you should do to prepare for a tornado.
No one wants to experience what it’s like to be in a tornado, but it is important to plan for one. Planning ahead for any type of disaster could help save your life and the lives of your loved ones. A first step is to become aware of the location of your nearest storm shelter. You should also determine the safest part of the house in case you need to shelter in place. The best places are interior rooms that do not have walls on the exterior of the home. Bathrooms are good, as the plumbing pipework and fixtures can offer extra strength. You would not want to shelter underneath a room with heavy furniture items or appliances. If the tornado weakens the floor, any heavy items could fall through and cause serious injury.
If you are given some prior warning of tornadic activity in your area, switch off your water, gas, and electricity at the mains, which will help prevent any more damage to your home. If there is time, remove as many potential projectiles as possible from the walls like mirrors and pictures, etc. If you can, move furniture items away from windows.
Keep a disaster supply kit containing essential items like water, food, a medical kit, and anything else you may need to keep you going for at least three days after the storm.
Finally, never think that the storm will not be as bad as predicted. It is always better to err on the side of caution and do everything you can to keep you and your household safe.