You may have noticed that we’ve got a case of spring fever here at C&H. In much of the country, however, warmer temperatures also bring a higher threat of severe weather. Although tornadoes tend to peak during the spring months, the truth is that they can happen any time of year, especially in southeastern portions of the country.
Just as you create an evacuation plan in the event of a fire, you may also want to create a severe weather plan, especially if you live in an area prone to tornadoes. We’ve compiled some tips from the American Red Cross to help you create a plan.
*First and foremost? Pick a gathering spot. If you don’t have a basement, head to the center-most point in your home’s lowest level–a hallway, bathroom or closet. Make sure you’re away from windows.
*If you live in a high-rise building, you might not have time to get to the building’s lower level. Instead, crouch in a central hallway and keep your head covered.
*You may want to also assemble a disaster supplies kit that includes bottled water, battery-powered flashlights and radios (and extra batteries), canned food and a can opener, a First-Aid kit and any essential medications, protective clothing and bedding.
Do you have a severe weather plan for your home? If you have any additional tips, we’d love to hear them.