The line of tornadoes that marched across the Midwest this week gave proof to the expert’s predictions that 2012 is on track to be a record year for tornadoes. The nation has already seen more tornadoes this year than in 2011, the deadliest year for tornadoes in the USA since 1925. Preparing for a tornado is challenging as scientists have yet to develop an adequate warning system.
Here are five ways you can prepare you and your home for a tornado:
- Create a family emergency plan. How you contact each other? Where you will go and what will you do in case of a tornado?
- Have a tornado supply kit. In this kit include water, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, first aid kit, non-prescription drugs and some general tools and supplies.
- Review your insurance policy once a year to make sure you have enough coverage to rebuild your home.
- Create a home inventory. Studies show that most people have more possessions that they think. A good home inventory will speed up the insurance claim process . And it will ensure insurance takes care of everything you lost.
- Purchase a NOAA weather radio. The National Weather Service continuously broadcasts updated weather warnings. National Weather Service recommends purchasing a radio that has both a battery backup and a tone-alert feature which automatically alerts you when a watch or warning is issued.
HomeZada is an online and mobile software that allows you to consolidate home inventory, home improvement projects, and home maintenance. HomeZada documents all the possessions in your home and securely stores it.
You can watch a short video to learn more about HomeZada here.