Friday, March 2, 2012

tornado tips - what I learned last year

As I'm watching the news, and we have a potential for tornadoes tonight, I thought I'd share my mental be prepared list.

1. Charge your cell phone. It's best to have a full battery going into storms.
2. If you do loose power turn off your GPS features and any unnecessary push notifications on your phone. This will help you conserve your battery.
3. Have your emergency kit in the place *where you will seek shelter* in case of a tornado.
4. Make sure your emergency kit it stocked. Working flashlight/candles and matches. First aid kit. Home insurance information/important paperwork.
5. Make sure your emergency kit is waterproof or at least has a lid.
6. If you don't have a weather radio, go ahead and download a radio app or bookmark a 'stream live' webpage for a local radio station.
7. Cook a dinner that won't go bad :) Something that's not bad cold, and won't spoil in a day never hurts to have around.
8. Keep your (closed toed) shoes on. Now this is for when the weather man says you've got X number of minutes before a tornado hits your neighborhood. But how awful would it be to barefoot after a tornado hit your house.
9. Put your wallet in your pocket. Again, not something you want to have to hunt down last minute or after a tornado.

This is by no means an official list of any sorts, just what I'm thinking about. If you have anything to add please let me know in the comments.


  1. Great tips!
    would add if you're on medications like me make sure you gather them all up and take them to your safety spot with you!

  2. Great Tip! You're my tornado expert :)


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