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Tornado Season

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Uncategorized

Published on August 19, 2020 with No Comments

Source: Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Making plans now to be prepared for tornado season

Being in the midst of tornado season, do you know if you’re properly prepared? Make sure you and your family are safe and well-equipped for this season with the following tips:

Have a plan set in place and practice before a storm. Make sure every family member knows where to go in the house, whether it be the basement, cellar or a secure room on the lowest floor, while staying away from doors, windows and exterior walls.

Turn on local TV, radio or NOAA Weather Radio and stay alert for warnings and watches. A tornado watch is issued by the National Weather service when a tornado is possible. A tornado warning is issued by your local forecast office when a tornado has been spotted or appears on the radar.

Avoid hazards and potential dangers. After a tornado, you should provide care to any injuries that may have occurred while you remain alert and aware of any hazards including damage to homes or buildings and electrical or gas lines. Continue to listen for important and updates and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.

Be prepared. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so be sure and check your emergency preparedness kit beforehand and replace any missing items.

A proper essentials kit should include the supplies below:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescriptions and other medications
  • Water (one gallon per person, per day for a minimum of three days)
  • Nonperishable food and a manual can opener
  • Pet supplies
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Whistle to call for help
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio to listen for emergency or weather updates
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Duct tape
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

 

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