Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tornado Safety

When tornado approaches, you have only limited time to make life or death decisions. In such situation, advance planning and quick response are the major keys to survive. Likewise, there are necessary prioritizations to be set, which must be sorted out when disasters like tornado occurs. First priority is life safety and the other one is stabilization. Following is a detailed discussion based on these two points:
Training for Novice
This is being considered a primary protective action, which includes providing necessary training to novice and unknown people, who get worried and nervous in such situations. This is because if you are not well trained or are badly trained, you may suffer or anyone related to you can be caught in some serious condition.
Plan your risk
Depending upon the nature of emergency and circumstances, one of the most important decisions is to clarify the fact that you need to stay at current place or you must evacuate it. You should understand and plan for both possibilities. Such actions should be taken before, during, and after an event, and these must be always unique for each hazard. These plans are helpful in identifying such hazards and come up with certain recommendations to deal with them.
Know the Signs of Tornado

According to weather forecasting team, most of the tornados came without any warning and ultimatum in early days. Therefore, you must keep yourself ready and prepare to face such disastrous situations. Let us have a quick look at some common observations and signs to judge tornados, which are

  • Persistent rotation of the clouds
  • Hail or heavy rain
  • Intense wind shift
  • Continuous roar and rumble
  • Silver lightening up in the clouds

Allocate the Safety Area
Many methods can help you to stabilize these incidents and minimize the potential damages. Try to designate a safer area in your home where you can assemble all of the family members in response to such tornados. Always keep in mind that room you choose should be away from a window to minimize the effect. When tornado arises, you must use that particular room for safety and cover yourself with a couch or cushion. This will provide you with effective protections from all sides.
How to Minimize the Effect of Tornado?
After the tornado, keep all of the family members in one place and wait for the emergency personnel to arrive. Keep yourself away from all of the power lines or wires because electrical currents can affect you. Moreover, stay away from heavily damaged houses and building because they can collapse any time. Most importantly, you need to stay calm in all situations and try to listen carefully the necessary instructions, guidelines, and information being provided given by concerned emergency officials. By this, you will be able to come out of that situation with ease.
All these points provide a platform of learning, which includes dealing with hazards or disasters especially tornado. Moreover, developing and customizing effective plans for these hazards will help everyone to reduce the impact of disasters and may save the lives of other people and prevent infinite injuries easily.