Endure the Storm, But First, Have a Plan!
There are several steps you can take to stay safe while expecting a tornado or other major storm. Below are a few tips listed to help protect you and your loved ones. After the tornado passes, SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa can help you clean up storm damage and restore your home.
Stay Informed During a Storm
Local television and radio stations are your best source for updates on how the storm is developing. However, if you hear a tornado siren, you should immediately head to the nearest shelter.
Look for Storm Warning Signs
Tornadoes typically occur when there is a severe thunderstorm in the area. Rain, hailstorms, and lightning strikes are some of the signs of a possible tornado. Some other warning signs of an oncoming tornado include:
- Rumbling or Roaring Sounds in the Air
- Orange or Green Skies
- Rotation of the Clouds
- Damaged Power Lines or Debris
- Very Calm Conditions after a Storm
What is the difference between a Tornado Watch, Warning, and Emergency?
- A Tornado Watch- a storm could be coming into your area soon because of the current weather conditions.
- A Tornado Warning- a sign that one or more tornadoes are in the immediate area. Look for shelter as soon as you see this signal.
- A Tornado Emergency- the final step in the warning process. A tornado has been spotted near a populated location. Move to the safest possible place if you cannot get to a real shelter in time.
Locally Owned Company with National Storm Resources
SERVPRO® of Tuscaloosa is independently owned and operated and we are part of this community, too! When you have a flooding or storm emergency, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We take pride in being a part of the Tuscaloosa community and want to do our part in making it the best it can be! Call us at 205-553-8377!