Tornado Preparedness

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Tornado PreparednessBefore and After Tornadoes
Resources to prepare, respond and rebuild after a tornado by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS). This article provides information on the destructive reality of tornadoes, preparing for tornadoes, when a tornado threatens, rebuilding after a tornado, and post-storm guidance.

Tornado Safety
The Insurance Information Institute offers a helpful summary of learning warning signs, what to do before and during, and insurance coverage for tornado damage.

Natural Disaster Preparedness by Drexel University
This website offers a large variety of preparedness resources.  You can search by type of disaster, or resource type.  They offer several resources specific to tornado preparedness.

 Surviving the Tuscaloosa, Alabama Tornado
April 27th, 2011 will never be “just another day” in the minds of Alabamians.  A great story of recovery from a tornado disaster survivor.  Be sure to view the Incredible Tuscaloosa Tornado Video.

Record Breaking Tornadoes (by GDS Infographics)

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Record Breaking Tornadoes

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR)
A radio can be a primary lifeline during natural and environmental disasters, or public alerts.  The National Weather Service office provides an “All Hazards” radio network, providing comprehensive weather and emergency information. Because Weather Radio broadcasts cannot be heard on any regular AM/FM radio, check out their page on  NWR Receiver Consumer Information to find out what type of receivers can be use.