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Tornado Preparedness Infographic

Tornado Preparedness Infographic Before a Tornado TORNADO PREPAREDNESS To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. LATEST INFORMATION Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or to commercial radio or television newscasts for the latest information. In any emergency, always listen to the instructions given by local emergency TORNADO WATCH management officials. Look for the danger sign. If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately. During a Tornado BUILDING If you are in a a structure (e.g. residence, small building or school,Go to a pre-designated area such as a safe room, basement, storm cellar, or the lowest building level. If there is no basement, to the center of a small HOME interior room on the lowest level If you are in a manufactured home or office, Get out immediately and go to a pre-identified location such as the lowest floor of a sturdy, (closet, interior hallway) away from corners, windows, doors, and outside walls. Put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. nearby building or a storm shelter. Mobile homes, even if tied down, offer little protection from tornadoes. VEHICLE If you are outside with no shelter, Immediately get into a vehicle, buckle your seat belt and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If your vehicle is hit by flying debris while you are driving, pull over and park. Stay in the car with the seat belt on. Put your head down below the windows; cover your head with your hands and a blanket, coat or other cushion if possible. If you can safely get noticeably lower than the level of the roadway, leave your car and lie in that area, covering your head with your hands Do not get under an overpass or bridge. You are safer in a low, flat location. Never try to outrun a tornado in urban or congested areas in a car or truck. Instead, leave the vehicle immediately for safe shelter. Watch out for flying debris. Flying debris from tornadoes causes most fatalities and injuries. After a Tornado 4 GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Continue to monitor your battery-powered radio or television for emergency information. INJURIES + Wear sturdy shoes or boots, long sleeves and gloves when handling or walking on or near debris. Check for Injuries and get medical assistance. Do not move critically injured yourself. Wait for medical Do not touch downed power lines or assistance. objects in contact with downed lines. Report electrical hazards to the police and the utility company. Cooperate fully with public safety If you are injured, try to draw attention towards yourself. officials Call 911 to handle injuries! INSPECTING THE DAMAGE After a tornado, be aware of possible structural, electrical or gas-leak hazards in vour home. Contact your local city or county building inspectors for information on structural safety codes and standards. ReachPlus Alerts Synergy Emergency Mass Notifications Made Easy! [email protected] Sources & Further information: Disclaimer: The information contained in the infographic is for general information and public awareness only.

Tornado Preparedness Infographic

shared by ch.aliwaqas on May 02
Nowadays, the tornadoes are bringing in lots of damage and devastation in various US sates. I came across this infographic and thought would share to help people prepare better.


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