Tornado Safety Tips from Ground Zero Storm Shelters

Tornado Warning Signs

If you sense that a storm is imminent, take a moment and check for the warning signs below to see if it is a tornado. 

  • A sickly greenish or greenish black color to the sky.
  • If there is a tornado warning or tornado watch posted, then the fall of hail should be considered as a real danger.
  • A strange quiet that occurs within or shortly after the thunderstorm.
  • Clouds moving by very fast. Especially in a rotating pattern or converging toward one area in the sky.
  • A sound a little like a waterfall or rushing air at first, then turning into a roar as it comes closer.
  • If you see a tornado and it is not moving to the right or to the left relative to trees or power poles, it may be moving towards you.
  • Tornados usually move from the southwest to northeast.

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What to do When a Tornado Watch is Issued

It is super important to be prepared when a storm hits, including taking certain actions when a tornado watch is issued. Take a look at the tips below:

  • Listen to Local Radio & TV Stations for Updates
  • Be Alert to Changing Weather Conditions
  • Blowing Debris or the Sound of Approaching Tornados May Alert You (many people say it sounds like a freight train)

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When a Tornado Warning is Issued

It’s go time once a tornado warning is issued and there is no time to waste. Follow the following tips when it comes to tornado warnings:

  • If you are inside, go to the safe place you picked to protect yourself from glass and other flying objects. The tornado may be approaching your area.
  • If you are outside, hurry to the basement of a nearby sturdy building or lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area.
  • If you are in car or mobile home, get out immediately and head for safety (above).

Don’t waste another moment and order your storm shelter today. Contact us if you have any questions – we are here to help you!

Tornado Facts & Information

Tornados are mysterious entities, and we have compiled the following tornado facts to help you learn more.

  • A tornado is only a tornado if it’s in contact with the ground. Otherwise, it’s a funnel.
  • Tornados can be nearly invisible, marked only by swirling debris at the base of the funnel.
  • Close to 1,000 tornados are reported every year in the United States.
  • Most, but not all, tornados in the northern hemisphere spin counter-clockwise, or cyclonically.
  • Leave the windows alone when a tornado is coming. It’s a myth that tornados causes houses to explode due to changes of air pressure.
  • Tornados strike with incredible velocity. Wind speeds may approach 300 miles per hour.
  • Oklahoma City has been hit by more tornados than any other city in the U.S. based on current tornado information.

Protect your family and order your tornado shelter today! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions – we are here for you!

How to Recover From Disaster

Recovering from a tornado is usually a gradual process. Safety is a primary issue, as are the mental and physical well-being of those affected. If assistance is available, knowing how to access it makes the process faster and less stressful. Here we offer advice on what steps to take after a tornado strikes in order to begin getting your home, your community and your life back to normal.

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Health & Safety Guidelines

Your first concern after a tornado is your family’s health and safety. You need to consider the following possible safety issues and monitor family health and well-being:

If you would like more information about tornado shelters, please feel free to contact us – we are here to help!

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