How to keep your home safe when a tornado hits
Posted On August 3, 2021
If you live in the Kansas City metro area, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “tornado safe” at least once.
But what exactly is a tornado safe home, exactly?
In this article, we’ll give you some advice on how to keep yourself safe in the event of a tornado.
Plundering with the tornado safe blueprint The first thing you need to know is that tornadoes are real and they happen.
You might think that because they’re unpredictable and can come from anywhere, it would be impossible to predict how they would be triggered, how many people would be in them, and how strong they would become.
That’s not the case.
To understand how a tornado can hit your house, you need some real-world data.
You want to know the exact number of homes destroyed by tornadoes and how many were left standing.
So you start by finding the number of houses destroyed by the most severe tornado that hit the Kansas metro area over the past decade.
We’ve pulled together a map of all tornadoes in the past 20 years and sorted them by total number of tornadoes that struck the area.
The numbers are not exact, because tornadoes do not fall in the same pattern every year.
You can also look up a specific tornado by looking up its wind speed, but that’s just as useless.
The map below shows all tornados that have hit Kansas in the last 20 years.
The number of tornado deaths in Kansas during that time period was around 12,000.
That means a tornado that killed a single person in Kansas would have killed over half the population of the area during the same period.
The tornado map shows the average number of deaths per tornado in each year.
So what about tornado safe?
When a tornado strikes a home, you want to make sure that you’re not too far away from any power lines, appliances, or electrical wiring, because you can lose a lot of power in an intense tornado.
So your best bet is to be able to make your home safer.
Here are some tips for getting your home ready to withstand tornadoes: Make sure you have power and gas, so that you can quickly run water or power to your home.
You don’t want to leave your home without either.
If your home is close to an outlet, make sure to have enough of that available to power your appliances and any other electrical devices you might need.
Also, you can use your own portable generator or electric fan to run your home if you can.
There are several ways you can do this, but we recommend you get one of these to make up for the lack of electricity.
Make sure your home isn’t too far from any gas lines, electric wires, or other infrastructure that might catch fire.
You’ll want to be sure that the power line to your electric or gas utility is long enough to allow you to connect to it.
When it’s time to go outside, make it a priority to wear rubber gloves or use your phone to call a local disaster relief agency.
It’s also a good idea to take a second look at your home before heading inside.
If you see a tornado in progress, you should make sure you’re ready to move in, as well.
If it’s clear, you may be able a tornado shelter if it’s too far ahead of you.
You should also consider getting a ladder to secure your home to a wall or a window sill.
For more detailed advice, check out our guide on how best to protect your home in the aftermath of a tornadoes.