Almost half of the states in the nation see more tornadoes thanWisconsin does each year, but that doesn’t mean the twistersshould be overlooked.
On average, 21 tornadoes strike the Badger State per year, somecausing more damage than others. While the amount of damage causedis virtually uncontrollable, there are precautions that can betaken to prevent injuries or fatalities.
If you are at home, go to the basement. Find a safe place awayfrom windows, get under sturdy furniture and keep in mind what isabove you.
If you don’t have a basement, go to the lowest level andfind an interior room.
But not everyone is indoors when a tornado strikes. If you arein your car find a safe shelter or lie down in a low lying ditchand cover your head.
Tornadoes; however, aren’t the only element of severeweather. Severe thunderstorm warnings are issued due to hail, highwinds or a combination of both.
In the case of a severe thunderstorm warning, go inside and findan interior room. Stay away from windows and avoid electricalappliances.
Another tip to remember is the 30-30 rule. It means that if youhear thunder within 30 seconds of seeing lightning, the storm issix miles away and it is time to get inside.
Then wait an additional 30 minutes after the last clap ofthunder before going back outside.
A severe thunderstorm warning or a tornado warning have yet tobe issued in Northeast Wisconsin this season, but keeping theseideas in mind could make a difference when severe weatherstrikes.
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