Remember: Dorothy’s first mistake wasn’t the Wicked Witch, but waiting too long to head for shelter.
Tornadoes are most likely to occur in the United States between March and June, and approximately 1,000 are reported every year. They can strike almost anywhere in North America, so preparing for tornado watches and warnings now can help you stay safe should one strike your area.
If you’re at home during a tornado watch, The Insurance Information Institute offers these safety tips:
Make sure you know where all members of your household are
Move cars that are parked outside into your garage
Keep your house and car keys handy
Watch the TV or listen to the radio for weather advisories and updates
Move outdoor furniture and equipment indoors if time permits
Remain indoors if you hear tornado sirens
If the tornado watch escalates to a warning, head to your basement if you have one, or go to an interior part of your home with no windows, such as a closet or bathroom.
Riding the storm out is much easier when you’ve prepared in advance.
Contact Cloverleaf Insurance 18005305822 to verify you have coverage before disaster strikes.
Get ahead of tornado and thunderstorm season with some preparedness tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Disaster Readiness website.
In addition to threatening your personal safety, violent weather events can cause significant property damage with high winds, rising rivers and streams, flying debris, lightning and heavy rain. Take a few simple steps and prepare yourself, your family and your property to weather the storm securely.