According to Wikipedia, when a Tornado siren sounds, people have fifteen minutes at max to prepare for a tornado to hit. Fifteen minutes is not a long time to be ready for a tornado. Consider the day when a tornado hit Windsor. No one knew what to do in a situation where a tornado hit. Some people were driving down the interstate when they saw funnels building in their rearview mirror. Some people were out jogging around the neighborhood, and others were at the office typing on their computers.
The question is how do you really prepare for a disaster like a tornado? It can happen so quickly you may not have time to think about what to do. Here is a few things that can help save your life, just in case you ever happen to experience a tornado.
We’ve mentioned it previously, but a bail bag is always good to have on hand. To learn how to prepare a bail out bag, please visit our page . It’s always good to have one of these on hand for if you have to leave your home at a moment’s notice.
Always have a plan with your family, in case something happens. Have a plan on where you will meet before, during or after something happens. The best way to prepare for a disaster is to practice what you would do if one occurs. Make sure your kids know what to do if you’re not home to protect them and keep them calm. Prepare them for the worst so that they can make the best out of what they learn from you.
If you are in a house with a basement, go straight to the basement. Go to a corner of the basement and cover your head with a blanket or some article of protection to keep you from getting hit by flying debris. Stay away from windows.
If you don’t have a basement, go to a stable area of your house like a doorway or a bathroom. Once again, try to cover your body with some type of article to protect you and avoid windows or anything with glass.
Trailer homes are also extremely dangerous in a tornado. If you live in a trailer, go outside and lie close to the ground or find an area that’s protected. Take blankets and your bail out bag if you have one. Cover yourself with the blankets to avoid getting hit by objects…
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