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Supplies To Have During A Hurricane

May 6th, 2013 by admin

Hurricanes occur regularly in places around the world. Not being prepared for one can be a costly mistake. If you live in an area that’s prone to hurricanes, make sure you have the following supplies stashed away in a safe place:

First Aid Kit

Because hurricanes can cause a large amount of injuries, a decent-sized first aid kit is essential. Make sure the kit includes large band aids, rubbing alcohol, cutting utensils, pain killers and various wrapping materials.

Radio, Batteries and a Flashlight

Emergency announcements occur often Read the rest of this entry »

Why Do You Need To Take Cover?

May 5th, 2013 by admin

In the event of a severe weather warning, it is extremely important to take cover in order to protect yourself and your family. Tornadoes and hurricanes are just a few of the most common weather events that may pop up with very little warning in various areas around the country. As some of nature’s most violent storms that can create high winds at up to 300 mph, it is easy for homes, buildings, cars and trees to get demolished or swept away in the air. In addition, heavy rains, lightning and hail that accompany severe storms can also cause a great Read the rest of this entry »

How Long To Wait To Go Back Upstairs?

May 2nd, 2013 by admin

Severe storms and extreme weather phenomena can occur at any time with very little warning given to you. If you live in a part of the country that is known for having tornadoes and other severe storms, you may consider having an underground shelter designed that will keep you safe in the event of an emergency. If you do not have an underground shelter, but are expecting a storm on the way, it is important to find your way to the lowest floor of your home. This could be a basement or the Read the rest of this entry »

Where To Go During A Severe Storm?

April 30th, 2013 by admin

A severe storm requires both planned and immediate action because of the danger it poses. In order to stay safe during deadly storms, find the safest venues and plan to use them. If an unexpected windstorm arises, remain calm and find an area in the home that is safe. If the home has a storm shelter for such occasions, go immediately to it and stay until the storm threat has passed.

For homes that do not have a shelter, stand between a door frame inside the house. Stay away from windows and from furniture that could tip over, such as Read the rest of this entry »

Cover Your Head With Hard Items In A Tornado

April 27th, 2013 by admin

During a tornado, it is important that you take shelter in a lower area, such as a basement. However, there are some additional steps you should take to ensure your safety. One such step is to cover you head with a hard item.

The high winds associated with tornadoes are what makes them so dangerous. Heavy and hard debris is flying through the air at top speeds. If it were to hit you in the head, it could cause serious damage, or even death. This is why you have to take Read the rest of this entry »