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Should Dallas have more preparedness plans in place for tornadoes after recent events?

  • Tornado Preparedness And Plans

    Preparedness involves a continuous process of planning, equipping,
    training and exercising. Planning for tornadoes requires identifying a
    place to take shelter, being familiar with and monitoring your
    community’s warning system, and establishing procedures to account for
    individuals in the building. Employers may need to obtain additional
    equipment and/or resources (e.g. Emergency Supply Kits) identified in
    the plan. In addition, workers need to be trained and plans need to be
    practiced to ensure that personnel are familiar with what to do in the
    event of a tornado.

    Plan for a Tornado
    1. Pick a safe place in your home where family
    members could
    gather during
    a tornado. The safest place to be is underground, or as low
    to the
    ground as possible, and away from all windows. If you have a basement,
    make it your safe place. If you do not have a basement, consider an
    interior
    hallway or room on the lowest floor. Putting as many walls as you can
    between
    you and the outside will provide additional protection. Less than 2
    percent
    of all tornadoes are powerful enough to completely destroy a sturdy
    building.
    Make sure there are no windows or glass doors in your safe place and
    keep
    this place uncluttered
    2,Consider having your tornado safe place
    reinforced.
    Additional reinforcement
    will add more protection from the damaging effects of tornado winds.
    3Learn about your community's warning system.
    Different communities
    have different ways of providing warnings. Many communities have sirens
    intended for outdoor warning purposes. Use a NOAA Weather Radio with a
    tone-alert feature to keep you aware of watches and warnings while you
    are indoors..

  • Yes, more tornado preparedness plans should be implemented in Dallas.

    In my opinion, the answer to if Dallas should have more tornado preparedness plans is a no-brainer. How could that have a down side? Dallas has seen five deaths attributed to the recent tornadoes. I can think of no better reason than that to support more and better preparedness plans.

  • Being prepared is never a bad idea

    I don't think Dallas should be chastised for not having more in-depth plans in place prior to the uncharacteristically severe tornadoes that hit recently. However, I think moving forward, the city (and other nearby cities) should consider this planning to be essential in keeping their citizens safe, much in the same way that New Orleans should have formulated plans after Hurrican Katrina.

  • Yes, Dallas should absolutely have more plans in place,

    There should be plans in place for instances such as this in every area of the country. Weather changes constantly and anything can happen at any time as we have seen with the recent disaster. There should be preparedness plans for shelters, emergency services, and plans of how to warn people of the impending problem.

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