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10 Essential Tornado Preparedness Supplies
Tornado Dos and Don’ts
Wait for information and instructions from emergency crews or local officials.
Wait until the tornado is visible before heading to shelter.
Light a candle (ruptured gas lines can create a fire hazard).
NO ACCESS TO STURDY SHELTER?
If debris begins to fly while you are driving, pull over and park.
You have 2 options:
These 5 Post-Tornado Safety Precautions Could Save Your Life
Wear long sleeves and pants – as well as gloves and work boots or sturdy shoes – to avoid injuries from stray nails and other hazardous debris. Wear protective clothing if available.
SHUT OFF GAS AND ELECTRICAL POWER
If you suspect that there is damage to your home, shut off electrical power, natural gas and propane tanks to prevent fire, electrocution and explosions. Use battery-powered flashlights to see in the dark. Don’t use candles.
CLEAN UP HOUSEHOLD SPILLS
Immediately clean up any household spills that may pose a hazard – including medicines, bleaches, gasoline and other flammable liquids. Inform local authorities and call a trained professional to clean up chemicals and other potentially dangerous spills.
STAY AWAY FROM
Stay away from downed power lines, and report them to the police and your utility company as soon as possible.
The Weather Channel