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Tornado Safety in Columbiana

5/25/2021 (Permalink)

A green road sign says "Tornado Season" We have the equipment, training, and experience to make any disaster “Like it never even happened.”

We are in peak tornado season in Ohio. Since the State of Ohio began tracking tornadoes in 1940, May, June, and July have recorded the most tornadoes. With that being said, let us go over some safety tips to stay safe in Columbiana during a tornado.

Here are 3 essential tips provided by the CDC to keep you safe during a tornado!

Tip 1: Be Prepared

Before there is even an alert for a tornado, you should be prepared! Make sure you have a tornado emergency plan knowing exactly where to shelter as well as knowing who to communicate with. Have an emergency kit with water, non-perishables, and first aid supplies as well as a battery-operated radio. Being prepared is always the best way to stay safe!

Tip 2: Stay Aware of Weather Conditions

If you know there are thunderstorms in the area, make sure you pay close attention to changing weather conditions as well as local news for more alerts. You can also be vigilant about this! Tornadoes can strike without warning with signs such as: a dark green sky, large & dark low lying clouds, large hail, and a loud roar like a freight train. Stay on your toes whenever storms are in the area.

Tip 3: Know Where to Shelter.

The final piece of these tips is knowing how to properly take shelter. You should always go to the lowest level of the structure you’re in; preferably the basement. Avoid rooms with windows. For added protection, get under something sturdy like a workbench or heavy table. Remember, never stay in a mobile home!

Following these tips will greatly improve your ability to get through a tornado safely. But what do you do after a tornado, who handles the damage? SERVPRO of North Columbiana County does!

We have the equipment, training, and experience to make any disaster “Like it never even happened.” Call us today at (330) 921-4931 or visit our Website to see our full array of storm damage services. Remember these tips! No matter the disaster, SERVPRO of North Columbiana County is Here to Help!

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