Relocate to Wisconsin : Shelter from the Storm...Safe Places during a Tornado

Shelter from the Storm...Safe Places during a Tornado

  This is the season for storms across the state is immune from the showers that become storms and can weave paths of destruction through areas miles wide...take down buildings...flip cars...destroy the landscape.  It is our tornadointention from this mini series to keep you safe from this destructive path by being aware of the signs of a tornado and knowing what to do wherever you are when one strikes. Here is another blog of value to people who may find themselves in the path of a storm.

   For areas of the country that are frequented by these storms, you may consider researching a "family safe" which is a container that withstand tremendous force and can be put inside of a home or attached garage. Most  people will not find the need to go to this length and welcome knowing what they can do in their own homes to be protected when a storm strikes.

   Much like the fire drill that you should have practiced...all family members knowing how to exit the house when fire may break out in different rooms...a Storm Safe plan is also something every family should have in the front of their memory banks during this season.  

     1) Choose a room in your home - basement, storm cellar on the lowest

          floor in an area without windows.

    2)  Have a weather radio or other broadcast news available to stay informed

          of current conditions.

     3)  Have a well stocked first aid kit and working fire extinguisher that has

          been regularly inspected in the room.  Be sure every family member is

          well versed in basic first aid  and how to use a fire extinguisher.

      4)  Learn where to turn off water, gas and electricity.

              The last blog in this series will give you a list of things to include in your emergency storm kit that will be in your "safe room."

         Stay is the season to be pro-active in storm awareness and be a good scout ...Be Prepared !

        If you are looking for Realtors who are always prepared in southeastern

Wisconsin for all things real the Hansons,  we are honored to be

of service.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 4 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • April 27 2016 05:28AM


Good morning!  Tornadoes are not very frequent in Connecticut, but helpful info to remember.  Stay safe!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) about 2 years ago

Hi Sally.  Great advice.  As I said before better to be a year to early than a minute to late.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) about 2 years ago

Hi Sally - Tornadoes are only fun in the Wizard of Oz! Thanks for providing very helpful information- we even get them occasionally here in the DC area! Scary!

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA, (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 2 years ago

God morning Sally. Thank you for the great tips. I will share this with others.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 2 years ago