Tornado season in Michigan typically lasts between April and July, which means it’s only a matter of weeks away. That means it’s time to prepare a tornado safety kit if you don’t already have one, or to double-check your kit from last year if it’s been sitting unused for a while.

What to Put in Your Tornado Safety Kit

Discuss the safest plan of action for a tornado with your family. Remember to direct everyone to shelter in an inside room – one with no windows – in the center of the house if you don’t have a basement. Make sure you keep your tornado safety kit on-hand. If you can, make an extra kit and keep it in a secondary tornado safety location (like one in the basement and one in a closet on the first floor where your family may go to take cover).

What You Need in a Tornado Safety Kit

Your tornado safety kit should have:

  • A flashlight
  • A battery-operated radio
  • Extra batteries for the flashlight and radio
  • A first-aid kit
  • A can opener
  • Canned food
  • Bottled water
  • Extra clothes

Has Your Home Already Been Damaged by a Tornado or High Winds?

If you’re facing tornado damage or damage from high winds, Exact Recon can help. We offer several damage restoration services, including fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.