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Recognizing and Reacting to a Tornado Living in tornado alley can be risky. You may never see a tornado in your home town or may risk having your home destroyed by a tornado. No matter where you live in tornado alley, you should be able to recognize the early signs of a tornado and know how you are going to react. The aftermath of a tornado can be extremely devastating and can leave homes in pieces. Finding a good general contractor is a number one priority for most victims of tornado damage. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of construction so you get the right team on your side.

Signs of a Tornado First, you should understand what signs are indicative of a tornado. Some of them include‌ Seeing a strong and obvious rotation in the cloud base. The clouds will look like they are being stirred from above in a large circular motion. If you can see whirling dust or debris below the cloud base, you may be looking at a tornado that is forming or a tornado that does not have a funnel. You can hear a loud roar or rumble and it does not subside within a few seconds. During the night time you will be able to see flashes of blue-green or white at ground level. These are the power lines being snapped by the high power water.

Reacting Quickly and Effectively When the signs of a tornado are being displayed by the nature around you, you will want to be ready to react properly. Reacting properly when you are in a house will consist of making your way to the basement. Get away from windows and make sure that you cover your head and body with something that is sturdy. As you head down into the basement you will want to avoid sitting under any large or heavy objects that are resting above. If you are in a building without a basement, get yourself into an inside room and make sure that you try to cover yourself with a mattress or get under something sturdy. If you are outside, you should try to make your way inside. If you cannot get inside, try to find an area away from any large objects and as low as possible. Lie down and protect your head. Living in a mobile home is very dangerous during a tornado. Get out of your mobile home as soon as possible. Get to a local shelter or find an area that is safe around you. Make your plan for a tornado before a tornado hits. This way, you will know where are going and what you need to do in the stressful moments leading up to the tornado coming through yoru area.


The aftermath of a tornado can be extremely devastating and can leave homes in pieces. Finding a good general contractor is a number one priority for most victims of tornado damage. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of construction so you get the right team on your side.

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