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Oklahoma Tornado's Precautions

Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on May 28, 2013 in Announcements

There is no denying the recent tragedy that occurred in Oklahoma, as a tornado swept through the state destroying everything in its path, both injuring and killing grownups and children.

A tornado is defined as a rotating column of air that is in contact with both the clouds and the earths surface. A tornado can produce winds well over 300 miles per hour and span over two miles across, which is similar to the tornado that swept through Oklahoma. Smaller tornado's can travel less than 110 miles per hour and may span 250 feet across, but do not be fooled, these tornado's will still cause damage and injury.

As a tornado can make contact with the earth at any given time, it leaves us with minimal time to take cover, thus we must have a recognize how to take cover in every situation possible in order to survive these tornado's. These precautions will explain what to do when you are at home, work, school, outdoors, or in your car.

These tornado safety measures include:

Home

  • Get under a solid piece of furniture
  • Get into a windowless area at the lowest and most interior level possible
  • Do not stay in a mobile home, seek shelter elsewhere
  • Place arms over head and neck in a crouched position
  • Take cover in a tornado safe room if possible

Work & School

  • Avoid areas with a high roof
  • Get under a solid piece of furniture
  • Take cover in tornado safe area
  • Get into a windowless area at the lowest and most interior level possible
  • Place your arms over your head and neck in crouched position

In An Automobile

  • Do not try to out drive the tornado
  • Get out of the car and into the nearest building
  • If shelter is not nearby, find lowest area, lie down, or crouch near sturdy object
  • Place your arms over your head and neck in crouched position

Outdoors

  • Try to get indoors if possible
  • If shelter is not nearby, find lowest area, lie down, or crouch near sturdy object
  • Place your arms over your head and neck in crouched position

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