Tornado season is less than a month away, which means you need to know how to keep yourself and your family safe. While Exact Recon can help you rebuild after a tornado or high wind damage, it’s important that you know where to take shelter if a tornado hits – nothing can replace your family’s safety during a time of crisis.

Where to Shelter During a Tornado

Depending on where you’re located – at home, while you’re driving, at work or school, or out in the open – you’ll have to take different steps to keep yourself safe when a tornado hits.

Where to Shelter When You’re in a House

A basement offers the most safety, but if you don’t have a basement, seek shelter in the center of the house on the lowest floor. Try to stay in a small room with no windows, like a closet or a bathroom.

Where to Shelter When You’re in a Mobile Home

Evacuate the home if you can. If there’s no shelter nearby, lie flat in a ditch or ravine; protect your head with your arms and hands. Never, ever take shelter beneath a mobile home.

Where to Shelter When You’re Driving

Get out of your vehicle and get into a ditch or ravine. Lie flat and protect your head with your arms and hands.

Where to Shelter When You’re at Work or School

Follow the company or school’s policy, which should include sheltering in interior hallways or small rooms on the lowest floor. Avoid windows.

Where to Shelter When You’re Out in the Open

Look for a low spot in the ground, like a ditch or ravine. Hold on to something on the ground if you can. Never try to shelter in damaged buildings, which can collapse.

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.