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Tornado Safety Tips

9/13/2023 (Permalink)

Tornadoes: Stay Safe and Prepared with These Essential Safety Tips

Tornadoes are one of the most destructive and deadly weather phenomena, capable of causing significant damage to homes, businesses, and entire communities. At SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, we understand the importance of being prepared and taking necessary precautions to keep you and your family safe during a tornado. In this blog, we will provide you with expert tornado safety tips to help you stay safe and minimize damage.

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Stay Alert and Informed

The first step to staying safe during a tornado is to stay alert and informed about the weather conditions in your area. Pay attention to weather alerts and warnings from your local weather service and keep an eye on the sky. If you see dark, rotating clouds or hear a loud roaring noise, it could be a sign of an impending tornado.

Have a Tornado Safety Plan

Having a tornado safety plan in place is crucial to ensure you and your family know what to do in case of a tornado. Identify a safe room in your home, such as a basement or interior room on the lowest level of the house, and make sure everyone knows where it is. Practice your tornado safety plan with your family, so everyone knows what to do when a tornado warning is issued.

Prepare an Emergency Kit

It's essential to prepare an emergency kit with essential supplies such as a first aid kit, flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable food items. Keep the kit in a safe and easily accessible place, and make sure everyone in your family knows where it is.

Stay Away from Windows

If a tornado warning is issued, it's crucial to move to the designated safe room immediately. Stay away from windows, as they can shatter and cause significant injury. If you are outside or in a vehicle, seek shelter in a sturdy building or lie flat in a low-lying area.

Follow Post-Tornado Safety Precautions

After a tornado has passed, it's crucial to take necessary safety precautions when inspecting your property for damage. Be aware of downed power lines and broken gas lines and stay away from any damaged buildings or structures. If you smell gas, evacuate the area immediately and contact the gas company. Avoid using matches or lighters, as they can ignite gas fumes.

Wear protective clothing and shoes when walking through debris, and be aware of any potential hazards, such as broken glass or sharp objects. Use caution when moving or lifting debris and ask for help if necessary. It's essential to document any damage to your property by taking photos or videos, as it will help you when filing an insurance claim.

The Importance of Tornado Safety

At SERVPRO of Northeast Collin County/Greenville, we understand the importance of being prepared and staying safe during a tornado. If your property has been damaged by a tornado or any other storm, don't hesitate to contact us for immediate assistance. Our team of experts is available 24/7 to help you restore your property and get your life back to normal.

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