How To Prepare For A Tornado Using A Tornado Kit
When considering Tornado Safety, you should be prepared to make preparations for the devastation that can be caused by tornadoes. As one who has been a resident of the state of Oklahoma for the past 25 years, I am used to tornadoes. But in the early days of the observation of tornadoes, even after I had a tornado kit made, I was concerned about living and working in the state of Oklahoma.
However, I did not realize until I was traveling through Kansas and Missouri in my truck and was hit on the side of the head by a tornado that I was safe. This of course made me very angry as I could have easily been killed. After looking at pictures of this tornado in Oklahoma, it is easy to see why most people were not so fortunate.
With the introduction of tornado safety kits, we are now being prepared for what to do in case a tornado were to hit the area we live. I learned a great deal about the different tornado safety precautions in advance of my first trip into an area affected by tornadoes. If you want to learn more about the importance of having a kit for your home or business, there are several resources available online to assist you. I will mention some that I found helpful.
The American Association of State and Territorial Floodplain Management, (AASTLM) have put together a list of websites which offer different advice for people who are interested in purchasing a tornado kit. Some of these sites include the AmeriCorps to Disaster Services Education Program and the National Weather Service to help consumers get prepared. These sites contain many links to books and other information to help you when it comes to tornado safety. These sites also contain links to local library resources that offer books on safety.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is another resource you can use to buy a tornado kit. They have prepared a list of retailers, from which you can buy these kits. It would be a good idea to take a look at the various companies before you buy a kit and select the one that offers the best combination of price and service. It is important to note that there are many unscrupulous manufacturers of tornado kits and products who are out to make a quick buck on peoples’ eagerness to purchase a kit to help protect their home or business.
You can buy a tornado kit by contacting local organizations that specialize in buying and distributing these types of products. Some of these organizations have their own tornado kits. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners can be another good source to get your kit.
It is important to note that although a tornado kit will help if it does come time to start preparing for an approaching tornado, you should never be caught off guard by it. For instance, while in a position where you may be struck by a tornado, if you have a safety kit ready to be purchased, a second tornado can pass by and never touch you. Instead, make sure that you have a radio and other supplies that can be bought at local hardware stores and supermarkets. By having this equipment, you can easily be located when you are under a tornado watch.
If you choose to buy a tornado kit and live in the state of Oklahoma, you should always ensure that the kit is made by a company that is respected by the professionals in the field of tornado safety. You will be better protected when you keep this in mind.