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Tornado Safety

Posted April 17, 2012 by Jennifer

 

 

Tornado season in the US is coming up and already here in some states. Most times, tornados take us by surprise but there are still many preventative measures we can take to stay as safe as possible.

“In the U.S., tornado season tends to move northward from late winter to mid-summer. In Southern states, tornado season is typically from March to May. In the Southern Plains, it lasts from May to early June. On the Gulf Coast, tornadoes occur most often during the spring. And in the Northern Plains, Northern states and upper Midwest, peak season is in June or July.”

 

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you find yourself in the midst of a tornado warning:

  • Make sure to listen to your local news on the radio for as long as possible. Staying updated throughout the tornado warning is very important.
  • Have a tornado plan that everyone in your household can agree to follow in the case of an emergency.
  • Pick the safest room in your home and stay there until it is safe to leave. Rooms that are closest to ground level without windows should be your first choice i.e. basements.
  • Put on a good pair of shoes so you can safely walk around and protect yourself from any fallen debris.

 

How does PODS play a role?

When natural disasters like tornados cause damages, we understand that our services make us uniquely capable of assisting in these sorts of disasters. In the past, we’ve donated our containers to help those in need during tragic, hard times. Moving forward, we love to help whenever we are able to. Our approach to ensure we can do the most good for the community is to work with local government agencies and churches to donate our services.

 

For more safety tips for before, during, and after a tornado visit the Red Cross page here.

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