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Tornado in FieldJust thinking about the wake of destruction left behind by tornadoes is enough to make some people worry about the safety of their families in the event of a storm. Windstorms and tornadoes are capable of stirring up massive destruction. So how can you protect your home and your family? We've compiled safety tips to help safeguard you and yours.
  • If a tornado is spotted or the sirens go off, take cover immediately. Find an area on the first level of your house with no windows. This may be a bathroom or closet. Crouch down and cover up with a blanket or jacket for protection from flying debris.
  • Bring your pets with you if you must take cover.
  • Do not emerge from this safe spot until you are certain the threat has passed. One way to monitor the situation is to bring a cell phone or weather radio with you.
  • Make sure your safe spot is not directly under heavy objects on the floor above. You wouldn't want a piano or bed frame falling through the ceiling and landing on top of you.
  • If the storm is predicted in advance, you may wish to prepare or even evacuate. Pack up essentials like clean clothes, non-perishable food, bottled water, medications, first aid supplies, a phone and charger, important paperwork, cash and other necessary items.
  • If you're in a car during a tornado, pull over, get out of the vehicle and lay face down in a ditch or low area. Avoid overpasses or areas with lots of trees. The goal is to quickly find a place to wait out the storm with a low risk of falling objects.
Talking about tornado safety with your family can help protect everyone if a tornado does tear through your neighborhood. And remember, the protection of home insurance can help you financially recover from such an event.

Are you covered? Call Heritage Insurance Ltd at (800) 667-7640 for more information on Moose Jaw SK home insurance.
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