Tornado plan

Preparing Your Home and Family for a Tornado

Anthea Personal Interest

When it comes to tornadoes, there’s no substitute for advanced planning. During peak tornado season—between May and August—storms that produce tornadoes can develop quickly, so it’s important for you and your family to know exactly what to do before and during a twister strike.

Before a Tornado:

  • Create a family tornado plan that identifies where you will seek shelter when a tornado warning is given and where you will meet after the disaster.
  • Practise your family’s tornado plan at least once per year.

During a Tornado:

Here’s what you might want to practice and prepare for:

  • Gather items that can protect you such as mattresses, sleeping bags and thick blankets and place them near your shelter area.
  • Gather bottled water, non-perishable food items, flashlights and a battery-operated radio.
  • Go to the basement or lowest level of your home, get under a sturdy structure and cover yourself with protective materials.
  • Crouch down to the floor face down and cover your head with your hands. Do not leave your safe space until local authorities say it is safe to do so.

After a tornado passes, avoid downed power lines and other debris. Be sure to stay with your loved ones at all times.

Are You Protected?

Are you home and other valuables covered if damaged during a tornado? Give us a call at Mumby Insurance Brokers to find out.