December tornadoes? Yes, they exist.
December tornadoes are a rare phenomenon, the likes of which happened this year in Harper County, Kansas. This was the first such occurrence in this area since 1956, according to local weather officials, and it had winds of up to 85 miles per hour. Officials ranked the tornado an EF0–but it could easily have been worse. The Enhanced Fujita scale, which goes up to EF5, classifies tornadoes with wind speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour. And considering that the tornado is estimated at being as wide as a football field is long, the EF0 classification was a godsend.
And only a tornado safe room can give you the security you need.
You’ll recall that we’ve reported on the rise of tornado clusters. When tornadoes start happening in December, it’s a good time to start planning for a tornado shelter.
Tornado shelters should be available year-round. You never know if you might need a tornado safe room in December. Even if you live in an area that is not prone to tornadoes, that just means that your area is less prepared to deal with tornadoes when they do come around. A tornado safe room is your year-long protection against tornado threats.
It’s never too early to start considering if a tornado safe room is right for you and your family, as it most often is. The changes in the weather and the climate have made tornado clusters appear more and more sporadically throughout the year, so you should do everything you can to prepare.
Tornado safe rooms are the only choice for protecting your family and any essential documents or assets. U.S. Safe Rooms ensure that, no matter when the tornadoes hit, you’re protected.
Below is a video of this week’s December tornado in Kansas.