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Offline Bill Quick

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General Info On Tornado/Thunderstorm Prep
« on: October 06, 2010, 11:06:09 AM »
From the Windsor, MI Fire and Rescue Services:

http://www.windsorfire.com/emergency-preparedness-tornadoes-thunderstorms



Preparing for a tornado/thunderstorm:

    * Plan ahead. Be sure everyone in your household knows where to go and what to do in case of a tornado warning.
    * Know the safest location for shelter in your home, workplace and school. Load bearing walls near the center of the basement or lowest level generally provide the greatest protection.
    * Know the location of designated shelter areas in local public facilities, such as schools, shopping centers and other public buildings.
    * Have emergency supplies on hand, including a battery-operated radio, flashlight and a supply of fresh batteries, first-aid kit, water and cell phone.
    * Make an inventory of household furnishings and other possessions. Supplement it with photographs of each room. Keep in a safe place.

What to do when a tornado/thunderstorm warning is issued for your area:

    * Quickly move to shelter in the basement or lowest floor of a permanent structure.
    * In homes and small buildings go to the basement and get under something sturdy. If no basement is available, go to an interior part of the home on the lowest level. A good rule of thumb is to put as many walls between you and the tornado as possible.
    * In schools, hospitals and public places move to designated shelter areas. Interior hallways on the lowest floors are generally best.
    * Stay away from windows, doors and outside walls. Broken glass and wind blown projectiles cause more injuries and deaths than collapsed buildings. Protect your head with a pillow, blanket or mattress.
    * Mobile homes and vehicles offer virtually no shelter. Leave them and go to the nearest shelter.
    * If there is no shelter nearby, the best alternative is to find a low spot away from trees, fences and poles, but not in a place subject to flooding. Shield your head with your arms.
    * If you are boating or swimming, get to land and shelter immediately.
    * Follow the 30/30 Lightning Safety Rule. Go indoors if, after seeing lightning, you cannot count to 30 before hearing thunder. Stay indoors for 30 minutes after hearing the last clap of thunder. Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur more than 10 miles from any rainfall!
    * If you feel your skin tingle or hair stand on end, lightning may be about to strike. Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands on your knees with your head between them. Minimize contact with the ground.
    * Telephone lines and metal pipes can conduct electricity. Unplug appliances not necessary for receiving weather information. Use plug-in telephones only in an emergency.

After a tornado/thunderstorm:

    * Inspect your property and motor vehicles for damage. Write down the date and list damages for insurance purposes. Check for electrical problems and gas leaks and report them to the utility company at once.
    * Watch out for fallen power lines. Stay out of damaged buildings until you are sure they are safe and will not collapse. Secure your property from further damage or theft.
    * Use only approved or chlorinated supplies of drinking water. Check food supplies.

Anytime:

    * Listen for All Hazards NOAA Weather Radio, or local radio, television and cable stations for the latest weather updates. To ensure a continuous flow of weather information, make sure the NOAA Weather Radio, or another radio or television has a battery back-up.
    * For NOAA Weather Radio information, including a station near you, see the NOAA Weather Radio page on the Internet at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures.shtml
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Re: General Info On Tornado/Thunderstorm Prep
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 11:51:19 AM »
Besides all the normal prepping I do, there are two things I do in case of tornadoes (the biggest natural disaster likely in my neck of the woods):

1) Keep a brass or similar non-sparking wrench near the gas meter to shut it off if I get hit.
2) Keep a crowbar in the "safe room" to shift wreckage, or unstick doors.

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