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Tornado Safety

3/6/2019 (Permalink)

The most powerful tornadoes occur in the United States.

Tornadoes should be taken very seriously.  Winds in excess of 200 mph or more are possible and will destroy anything in its path.

In the event of inclement weather, watch television or listen to the radio for details and instructions for your viewing area.

A Tornado Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for a tornado in your area.

A Tornado Warning indicates that a tornado has either been spotted on Doppler radar or is on the ground.

Be sure to prepare a disaster plan before inclement weather begins.  Be certain that your family knows where to go in case of severe weather. 

Have a supply kit for your home in the event of a severe weather emergency.  Your disaster kit should include flashlights, a radio that operates by batteries, bottled water, non perishable food items, a first aid kit and extra clothing.

A basement or the interior room of a home without windows, such as a closet or bathroom, are safe places to go.

If you live in a mobile home, you need to leave.  They offer minimal safety during tornadoes.

Immediately following a tornado, make sure that it is safe before you exit the room or building. 

Be on the lookout for downed power lines. 

Ensure that others around you are safe and unharmed, without putting yourself in harms way.

Inspect your home for damages.

Spring Freeze

3/16/2017 (Permalink)

We are experiencing unusually cold temperatures this week so please make sure that you cover your plants, bring your animals in, and take precautions to prevent frozen pipes. Here are some tips to prevent damage:

Let the cold water drip from the faucet served by exposed pipes. Running water through the pipe - even at a trickle - helps prevent pipes from freezing.

Wrap exposed pipes if possible

Add insulation to attics, basements and crawl spaces. Insulation will maintain higher temperatures in these areas.

Tornado Facts

5/13/2016 (Permalink)

The most powerful Tornadoes occur in the United States.

A typical tornado only lasts for a few minutes.

Every tornado has its own color, sound and shape.

You need to step on the pedal of a car pass 70 miles per hour to outrun the fastest tornadoes.

The chances that a tornado is a F5, the highest classification for a tornado on the F-scale, is less than 0.1%

Tornadoes have been reported in every state in the US and also in every season.

A Tornado can occur at any time, but most often between 3pm and 9pm.

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10/9/2013 (Permalink)

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