Tornado Shelters in OKC is So Busy This Time of Year!
Every year around one thousand tornados hit down in the United States. Thankfully, just a small percentage of the tornadoes actually hit down on a home and/or some kind of building. But, every year there are a number of casualties, injured and killed due to these tornadoes that do hit our populated areas. What I want to write about in this post on how all of us can greatly reduce the possibilities of actually being hit and injured by going through a few easy guidelines. The first being, call Tornado Shelters OKC today!
The most important and obvious thing to do is to be alert to the severity of your local weather. 90% of all the deaths and injuries that do happen are to the people who are not aware of their local weather. Of course, children will probably not recognize a horrible weather situation. Also, the ill and elderly may not be physically able to get to the shelter in the little time one may have. So, the people that either ignore the terrrible weather approaching because of indifference will definitely be one of the casualties. So, it’s so vitally important to always be aware of your local weather reports.
When you really haven’t been paying attention to your local weather reports, but you do notice dark clouds moving in and they are beginning to look scary, immediately start listening to your local radio or television station and get a the local weather update. Having satellite or cable TV makes its really easy to checkout your Weather Channel, after all it is the fastest way to find out.
Another obvious guideline to go by is this, ” A tornado “WATCH” has been issued by the local authorities”…that means that a tornado is “Possible”.
An even bigger guideline to go by is if a tornado “WARNING” has been issued, it means that a tornado has actually been spotted in your local area, or is spotted by radar. That means it is time to immediately seek a storm shelter.
Watch if any of the following conditions are happening definitely seek a tornado shelter.
- A sickly green or greenish black color in the approaching clouds or the clouds above.
- If you are under a current tornado watch, then falling hail should be considered a dangerous sign. Hail alone, in the absence of a tornado watch is fairly common and is not necessarily a sign of an approaching tornado.
- You notice a strange quiet immediately after a thunderstorm.
- You see fast-moving clouds, especially clouds that are rotating or appear to be converging towards one place in the sky.
- You hear a sound like a waterfall or rushing air that soon turns to a roar. This roar sound has been described as the sound of an oncoming locomotive or jet plane.
- You see debris dropping from the sky (especially papers and perhaps cancelled checks that are from an address a mile or more away.
- There is an obvious “funnel shaped” cloud that is rotating. The cloud may contain debris such as sticks, branches, or leaves being pulled upwards.
Hope you got something from my post! :)