It’s that time of the year in which bad weather can strike anywhere at anytime.
As mid-May arrives, tornado season begins to reach its peak, proving to be a big threat, and nearly every state in the United States can experience a tornado.
Having said that, do you know the safest things you can do for you and your family should a tornado strike near your home?
A basement is the safest place to be during a tornado, according to weather.com, but there are tons of people and areas without basements. So where do you go If you’re one of those people?
According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, even though all buildings must be built in accordance with modern building code requirements, they may still not be able to withstand winds from extreme events. Because of that, it’s smart to consider what room may be safest for you, in the event of a tornado.
🌪What if you don't have a basement or cellar?🌪
- Find the safest room in the building -- one with a small interior on the lowest level -- and stay away from windows, doors and outside walls.
- Once you’ve found the safest spot, beware of flying debris that could cause injury or death. Crouch as low as possible, facing down, and use your arms to protect your head and neck.
- Try to avoid seeking shelter next to any heavy objects that could fall on you.
- Wear shoes and if possible, utilize a bike or football helmet if you have one laying around your house.