The most important element of a tornado drill is to understand the various scenarios that can potentially occur in any weather system. This includes the actual tornado itself, wind shear, hail, and tornadoes. The best approach is to think about the probabilities of any of these occurring and prepare for them in advance.
The most typical scenario would be that of an intense thunderstorm that can develop into a tornado. Most tornadoes are extremely powerful winds. But since the threat from the tornado has not materialized, it is also important to prepare for the strongest winds you may experience during the time the tornado is possibly forming. Remember, if there is a lot of wind, it is extremely dangerous. The potential for your home to collapse is much greater during the tornado.
However, one danger of these tornado drills is that they may not even be required. It can be possible that a tornado may not actually form in any given location. However, as we have been warned many times over, just because a storm is inactive does not mean that the tornado is not going to be there.
Therefore, it is always very important to have some sort of tornado drills so that you can practice not only evacuating but also preparing your home in case the tornado does end up occurring. These drills are important because they are a test of your preparedness.
These drills also have great value because they allow you to practice proper research on tornado safety, as well as how to act when the tornado does strike. But even with the potential risk to life and property, an overall tornado drill can be considered a great investment.
Hopefully, the next time you are going through a tornado drill, you will be able to answer the question, “What do you do when the tornado strikes?” Hopefully, you will be prepared.
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