A tornado is the most destructive type of storm, and if you have lived in Texas long enough, it is likely you have experienced one. Mr Restore has replied to hundreds of emergency restoration calls that have been a result of a tornado. We have a few things you can do to prepare and prevent harm caused by a tornado. Once you have taken all of our necessary precautions, be sure to regularly check with FEMA to ensure you are aware of upcoming warnings.
While there are many things you can do to prepare for storms, some may require that you leave your home to get the necessary supplies, like boarding up windows or purchasing a generator.
Now is the perfect time to plan and discuss what your family will do in the event of a tornado. When an emergency strikes, you and your family will need to act fast and under pressure. Discussing what to do ahead of time will alleviate any stress and could potentially save lives. When discussing an emergency plan with your family, be sure to cover the following topics:
You may not be able to predict exactly what you will need when a tornado hits. The damage may be minimal or could be extreme. Your neighborhood could be without power for a while, access to grocery stores may be limited, and it may be difficult to get necessary items and supplies. Many of these items you will already have around your house. Consider creating an emergency kit will the following items in case of a tornado:
While this may sound like a lot of items, it is better to be over prepared than under-prepared. We suggest keeping your supplies in the location where you will meet for shelter, or in an easily accessible place that you can get to quickly. Following these tips can keep you safe during and after a storm. Save our contact information so that in case your home is effected by a tornado we can assist you quickly. We have all the right resources to get your home back to normal quickly so that you can get back to living.
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