When it comes to preparedness for an impending tornado, a number of people overlook the importance of having tornado survival and tornado preparedness programs. At times, most people neglect the need for a proper disaster plan.
When there is a storm approaching, the population at first will take cover or seek shelter but the best place to be if you live in an area that is prone to tornadoes is a closet. This is because, when there is a tornado in the area, the winds tend to pick up speed and the tornado can reach the area before you have the opportunity to get into your basement or garage. So, when the upcoming storm hits, you need to be ready for a tornado as soon as possible.
The first step toward being prepared for a tornado is to learn about the basics. First of all, don’t get frightened. I am not talking about a meeting or interview, or even trying to be funny, just getting people’s attention that a storm is coming. If you do this, you can prepare yourself for the coming storm and be protected from it.
Next is to learn as much as you can about the different kinds of tornadoes. In fact, you should be able to name each one in every category: hurricanes, thunderstorms, violent twisters, strong wind, snow showers, hail, and tornadoes. Once you have read up on each one, you should know what to do in case you are in that type of situation.
So now, you must understand how strong winds and tornadoes work. Basically, these tornadoes begin with strong winds that last for several minutes or until the area gets hit by a lot of rainfall or snow. Then, these tornadoes pick up and move and slam into the clouds. They weaken over time but never completely die off.
Also, while the tornado isstill above the ground, you need to know where to find shelter. In a basement or garage, under the automobile, in a room with a lot of windows and outside in the open, are the best places. However, sometimes these places can be dangerous, so the last thing you want to do is venture out there. This is why it is important to know where the safest areas are when a tornado is close by.
Now, if a tornado has struck near your home, don’t panic. Stay in your house and call your family to come and get you. There are many options out there to help you get prepared for a tornado.