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Wednesday Aug 23

Tornado Preparedness

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3 Ways to Survive a Tornado

 1. Learn the difference between a Tornado Watch and a Tornado Warning.  Tornado Watch: conditions favourable for a tornado to develop. Keep alert andwatch for changing weather conditions, and listen to weather updates.   Tornado Warning: a tornado has been sighted in your area, or has been pickedup on radar. Seek shelter immediately.  
2. Get prepared.   Have an emergency preparedness plan and kit ready that will be able to supportyou and your family to last at least 72 hours.   Have a plan. Know your escape route and meeting place. Practice! 

3. Know what to do.  Indoorso Go to the lowest level of the building (cellar, basement, etc.).o If no basement, choose an inner hallway or smaller room with no windows.o Stay away from windows, outside walls and doors. o Get under a piece of sturdy furniture like a heavy table or desk and hold on. o If in a mobile home – get out and find shelter elsewhere! o Avoid places with wide-span roofs like cafeterias and shopping smalls. o Use your arms to protect your head and neck.o Shut off power, gas and water.   Outdoors o If possible, get inside a building.o Lie in a ditch or a low area — or crouch near a strong building and stay away from fallen power lines. 

 In a vehicleo If the tornado is close, leave the vehicle immediately and take cover in a low area. Never try to drive!o Find shelter away from the vehicle. redcross.ca/prepare      @RedCrossSK       #skstorm