Prepare now to stock your storm shelter for Kansas’ tornadoes and severe weather. You say you don’t have a shelter? This is the best time to get one and the very best way to be prepared. Kansans know that tornadoes can touch down any time, but the odds are greater with tornado season fast-approaching. This is the time to check your shelters and make sure you have everything needed to be ready. When the warning comes, you may not have time to grab anything and seek shelter. Make your plan now. Stock your shelter with emergency items. And if you don’t have a FEMA-approved shelter, contact Storm Defense shelters. That is the very best way to be prepared.
Determine Shelter Ahead of Time
In your home, work, school and places your frequent, you should know where you will go for shelter from an approaching tornado ahead of time. The safest shelter is in an above or below ground storm shelter tested to FEMA guidelines which will withstand EF5 tornadoes and hurricane-force winds. If you do not have one, the best way to prepare is to install one now. Storm Defense Shelters can install residential or community shelters. If no such shelter is present, go to the lowest part of the building with hopefully few or no windows, and get down on the floor and cover your head with pillows, a mattress, or jacket.
Tornado Emergency Bag
Whether you are at home, at work, at school or in your car, it would be very wise to have an emergency tornado bag (which could help you in other disasters, as well.) The bag should be checked and stocked with:
- a flashlight, extra batteries (test it when you practice your tornado drill)
- first aid supplies
- Emergency Phone numbers and cell phone with charger
- Emergency food and bottled water
- Battery powered or hand-crank radio
- Whistle (to save your voice if you need to let someone know you are trapped
- Vital documents, some cash
- Sanitation (toilet paper, sanitizer, diapers…)
- Medical items – any vital prescriptions, inhalers, oxygen
Storm Defense Shelters, owned and operated by Eric Stolfi, is dedicated to helping our Kansas neighbors be safe and prepared from Kansas tornadoes and severe weather. Enjoy your daily life, but keep aware of the weather, and be ready for any storm that might pop up with one of our shelters, which have been tested to FEMA guidelines, can withstand EF5 tornadoes—then keep it stocked. Let Storm Defense shelters prepare you with a shelter anywhere in Kansas.