Tornadoes are one of the most common byproducts of severe thunderstorms, appearing out of nowhere and producing spiraling winds in excess of 200 mph
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on proper safety procedures in the event of a tornado. With 2012’s record severe weather and 2013’s thunderstorm season just around the corner, the threat of tornado activity is very real across the Midwestern and Southern United States.
Tornadoes are one of the most common byproducts of severe thunderstorms, appearing out of nowhere and producing spiraling winds in excess of 200 mph. Strong tornadoes on the order of an F3 can easily move vehicles and cause extensive damage to homes and businesses. Tornadoes are often accompanied by large hail, which can be damaging to vehicles and structures, as well as causing injury to persons caught outside. The sound of a tornado has been described as a roar much like an oncoming train.
Tornado watches mean that conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes, and tornado warnings mean that a tornado is on the ground and been spotted either by public witnesses or professional storm trackers. Those in the path of the twister should seek immediate cover in a sturdy structure of brick or concrete construction.
It is advised to stay away from windows, doors, and exterior walls. Some of the safer indoor locations include the basement or other low lying level of the home. Closets, bathrooms, and interior rooms also provide greater degrees of shelter. It may also be prudent to lie in the bathtub and use a blanket for cover against flying debris.
Occupants of mobile homes or vehicles should immediately abandon them and seek a sturdier source of shelter. If caught in the open, it is recommended to find the nearest ditch, ravine, or culvert and take steps to protect the head and neck.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of storm damage repair and restoration services in the country, with providers in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.