Tornadoes are among the most feared wind risks in the country. They can form and strike suddenly and unpredictably, leaving people with little time to prepare.
Tornadoes are graded on the Fujita scale from 0 (65+ MPH) to 5 (over 200 MPH) and can cause massive devastation along their path. Tornadoes can occur in many different shapes and sizes. Tornado “cones” can range from a few feet to over one mile in width.
What precautions should a property owner take in the event of a potential tornado?
- Take cover indoors, as far from windows and glass doors or openings as possible.
- Stay away from the phone – cell phones may disrupt communications networks during a disaster.
- Take every warning seriously – the size and shape of the tornado don’t always tell you the damage they can inflict.