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Preparing For Thunderstorm: Tips and Techniques to Stay Safe

Thunderstorms are a common weather occurrence that can happen at any time and in any location. They can also jeopardize your safety if you are not adequately prepared. However, do not worry because Oklahoma Shelters provides secure and comfortable safe rooms in case of any emergencies. This blog will go over some crucial dos and don’ts to remember and provide a few safety tips for thunderstorms.

The Dos

Stay informed

Monitor the weather forecast and any alerts or warnings issued by your local authorities. This will assist you in preparing for the storm and making decisions about where to seek shelter.

Create an emergency kit

It’s always a good idea to keep an emergency kit on hand, which should contain items such as a torch, extra batteries, a first-aid kit, non-perishable food, and water. This equipment can be quite useful during a rainstorm, especially if there is a power loss or other issues.

Secure outdoor items

High winds can force outdoor furniture, grills, and other items to become projectiles that can inflict catastrophic damage. Therefore, before the storm strikes, ensure you secure these items or bring them inside.

Stay indoors

During a thunderstorm, the safest place to be is inside a building. Therefore, close all the doors and windows, and wait for the storm to pass.

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The Don’ts

Don’t Ignore Warnings

Take any warnings or evacuation orders issued by your local authorities seriously. Ignoring these warnings can endanger you and your family.

Don’t Stay Outside

If you hear thunder, you should take cover. Staying outside during a thunderstorm is not recommended, especially in open spaces or near tall objects such as trees or buildings.

Don’t Use Electronics

Avoid using gadgets such as phones or laptops during a thunderstorm since lightning can pass through these items and cause an injury.

Don’t Take Shelter In A Small Structure

Avoid taking refuge in small buildings such as sheds or pavilions as they do not offer adequate protection from severe weather conditions such as tornadoes or thunderstorms.

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