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Tornado Safety for Kids

7/3/2020 (Permalink)

Spinning tornado about to touch down Tornado winds can reach or exceed 200 mph and destroy anything in its path.

Tornadoes can happen anytime of the year and have been reported in every state. It is important to teach your kids about tornadoes and the safety precautions, so they are prepared, even if you are not home.

Before a Tornado

  • Make a tornado safety plan. Make sure everyone knows where to go.
  • Teach your kids what state and county they live in. Emphasize that the county is different than their town. When listening to the radio or the news, weather watches or warnings are usually listed by county.
  • Prepare a disaster supply kit for your home and your car. It should include: a first aid kit, canned food and can opener, bottled water, battery-operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and directions on how to turn off electricity, gas, and water.

During a Tornado

  • Go to the basement
  • If you do not have a basement, go to an interior room on the lowest floor without windows, such as a bathroom or closet.
  • Listen to the radio or news to stay up to date on the watches and warnings for your area
  • You should not stay inside mobile homes or cars.
  • If you are outside, find a ditch or low-lying area and lay down flat.
  • Stay away from damaged areas and power lines.

After a Tornado

  • Stay indoors until it is safe to come out
  • Watch out for damaged power lines. Never step into standing water while the electricity is still on
  • Use a flashlight to inspect your home

Weather WizKids provides great, kid-friendly information about thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and more.

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