During tornado and severe weather drills, the kids learn to know when a tornado is coming, and how to take shelter. It’s really important to practice this if you live in an area that receives severe storms. Just like you’d drive your car into a parking lot if you were in a tornado, the same goes for kids! However, during these drills, they may be busy with other things such as having fun or eating lunch.
But a storm can still strike and there’s nothing you can do about it. So, you need to prepare your home and the surrounding areas by arranging and setting up the necessities that your family can use in case of a storm. If you don’t, you could find yourself with a lot of trouble after a storm so it’s really important to have the basic things ready so you won’t be caught without anything.
The most important things you need are all-purpose household items and some extra food supplies. You will probably want to plan ahead for these items if you can and consider where the least affected parts of your home are. That way, you can go there first and make sure everything is OK before heading to other areas that may not be affected.
One of the best things you can do for your family in case of a storm is to have a television and radio set up for weather reports and news. You should also keep a can of kerosene handy to light up a fire in the event of a blackout. By doing so, you will be able to serve yourself and your family well in case of a storm.
If you’re the kind of person who hates to prepare before a storm, you can go ahead and make preparations for your storm now. A lot of families buy bottled water and snacks in advance so that they will have them when they’re ready to evacuate the house. Also, have emergency kits ready for your children to grab and take with them. They’re going to be running all over town for safety reasons and you’ll be glad to have a hand with them.
Make sure that you prepare your home and other areas for the storm. This can be done in two ways: buy a kit or have it prepared for you. If you opt for the latter, you can get an easy storm drill kit that contains materials such as fire extinguishers, shovels, batteries, sirens, flashlights, weather vane tape, instructions and more.
The next thing you need to do is arrange for all the things that you will need if a storm is approaching. It’s a good idea to have an organized checklist that has everything that you will need ready for you in case of a storm. You can have your list ready or have it prepared by someone else. If you have a group of kids, make sure you have everyone lined up against one wall so that everyone can see what you need for everyone.
There are lots of other things you can do, such as setting up the children’s emergency kit in the living room or just having it outside on the porch or yard. During tornado and severe weather drills, the key is to have everyone ready, so you won’t have to worry about them, and so the kids won’t get left behind.