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
a tornado. The safest place to be is underground, or as low
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
hallway or room on the lowest floor. Putting as many walls as you can
you and the outside will provide additional protection. Less than 2
of all tornadoes are powerful enough to completely destroy a sturdy
Make sure there are no windows or glass doors in your safe place and
this place uncluttered
2,Consider having your tornado safe place
will add more protection from the damaging effects of tornado winds.
3Learn about your community's warning system.
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
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.
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.
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.