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Buy a survival kit and store along with:
Stay tuned for storm warnings:
Be alert to changing weather conditions:
When a tornado WARNING is issued:
After the tornado passes:
Forget The Wizard of Oz notion that "twisters" only happen in Kansas. Tornados have been reported in every state. And while they generally occur during spring and summer, they can happen anytime during the year. With winds swirling at 200 miles an hour or more, a tornado can destroy just about anything in its path. Generally, there are weather signs and warnings that will alert you to take precautions. Be prepared by having various family members do each of the items on the checklist below. Then get together to discuss and finalize your Home Tornado Plan.
Plan and get ready: Pick a safety spot in your home where family members could gather during a tornado. (If you have a basement, make it your safety spot.) Make sure there are no windows or glass doors in the area. Keep this place uncluttered. If you live in a mobile home, choose another safety spot in a sturdy, nearby building.
Basement: ____ Yes ____ No
If yes, basement is your safety spot. If no (or if you're in a high-rise building), choose another safety spot.
Location of safety spot:______________________________
Put together a tornado Safety Kit in a clearly labeled, easy-to-grab box.
Location of Tornado Safety Kit:_______________________
Write instructions on how and when to turn off your utilities - electricity, gas, and water.
Make sure all family members know the name of the county or parish where you live or are traveling, since tornado WATCHES and WARNINGS are issued by the county or parish.
Name of county/parish where you live:_______________________
And remember...when an earthquake, hurricane, fire, flood, or other emergency happens in your community, you need to be self-sufficient because there will not be available help for you and your family. That’s why Quake Kare, Inc's role has been prepare you and your loved ones for 25 years now.