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Tornado Tips from SERVPRO of Victoria

10/28/2019 (Permalink)

Cloudy skies.  Tornado in the background near the right side of photo.  SERVPRO of Victoria information at the top left. Be prepared in case of a Tornado emergency!

It is important to understand the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning to help protect you and your loved ones.  

When a tornado watch is issued, this means a tornado is possible in the area.

When a tornado warning is issued, this means a tornado has been sighted and may be headed toward your area.

Tornadoes are dangerous and can be spawned by a thunderstorm or produced as a result of a hurricane.  If a tornado strikes your home or area, know what to do.  SERVPRO of Victoria has provided a few tips to help keep our community safe!

  • Wait for an all-clear announcement from the National Weather Service or local news before leaving your home, business, or shelter.
  • Be very cautious and on the watch for downed utility lines.  Do not approach or touch downed utility lines. 
  • Check water heater and appliances for damage.  For safety purposes, use a flashlight, not matches or candles. 
  • Use bottled water or boil tap water before drinking until you are told the water supply is safe. 
  • Driving may be hazardous due to debris in the streets, downed power lines, and flooding.  If flooding is a potential hazard, stay away from the rivers and streams.
  • Inspect car, home, or business both inside and outside for damage.  List any damages that you can find and document the damages with pictures if possible.
  • Walkthrough your home or business and conduct an inventory of damaged items and belongings.

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