Tornado season in Michigan lasts from April through July, and it’s essential that you and your family are prepared. Here’s what you can do to stay safe and prepare for tornadoes.
Tornado Preparation: Be Ready This Tornado Season
First things first: create a plan for your family. Talk about the differences between tornado watches and tornado warnings, and what you’ll do if either one occurs.
Pack up a tornado supply kit, too. It should contain:
- Spare batteries
- Battery-operated radio
- Canned food
- Can opener
- Bottled water
- Extra clothes
- Baby supplies
- Pet supplies
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What if a Tornado Hits?
After a tornado, these are the steps you need to take:
- Turn on the radio (or TV, if you have power) to stay up-to-date on emergency information
- Stay away from damaged buildings because they could collapse
- Don’t go home if you’re not already there – wait until authorities say it’s safe
- Only use the phone to make emergency calls
- Clean up spilled chemicals immediately – especially if they’re flammable
- If you smell gas or chemical fumes, leave the area immediately
- Take pictures of all the damage to your home for insurance purposes
When you can, call a storm damage repair expert for help. You’ll be able to get a good estimate of the extent of the damage right away – and your crew can help you get your lives back on track.
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