What to Do if a Tornado is Headed Your Way in Dover
A tornado is a disaster that can happen very quickly. There is little warning when a tornado is headed your way. That is why it is important to be prepared as best you can for disasters like these. CDC.gov says, “To stay safe during a tornado, prepare a plan and an emergency kit, stay aware of weather conditions during thunderstorms, know the best places to shelter both indoors and outdoors, and always protect your head.” Below are tips to help you become prepared!
Tornado Safety Tips
Tip 1: Be Prepared
- Make sure you have a stash of fresh batteries and a battery-operated TV, radio, or internet-enabled device to listen to the latest emergency weather information. Be sure to have access to a safe shelter for your family. Gather an emergency kit and a list of important information, including telephone numbers.
Tip 2: Stay Aware of Weather Conditions
- Stay tuned to local radio and TV stations or a NOAA weather radio for weather information. Keep a lookout for these weather signs, they may mean that a tornado is approaching: a dark or green-colored sky, a large, dark, low-lying cloud, large hail, and a loud roar that sounds like a freight train.
Tip 3: Know Where to Shelter
“Falling and flying debris causes most deaths and injuries during a tornado.”
- Go to the basement or an inside room without windows on the lowest floor (bathroom, closet, center hallway). For added protection get under something sturdy (a heavy table or workbench). Cover your body with a blanket, sleeping bag or mattress. Protect your head with anything available.
SERVPRO of New Philadelphia has the expertise and resources to assist you after a disaster. For immediate assistance give us a call at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website!