Just yesterday morning, three twisters struck Northern Texas. The residents did not receive an alert of the tornadoes arrival. Homes were destroyed by tornadoes, and multiple people were injured and hospitalized. The tornadoes came early in the morning, before most were even awake. The storms came through Johnson County, and caused extensive property damage. This aspect is unfortunate specifically due to the lack of a warning by the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service will most likely respond with an explanation as to why there was no alert. They have not responded yet, due to the recent nature of the event.
Many people have the misconception that a tornadoes’ arrival will be announced long before it happens. This is not true. In the most optimistic outlook, a family in the area of effect by a tornado will have less than 10 minutes to get to safety. The National Weather Service consistently improves in their response time and alert service every year. Unfortunately, there’s very little that we can do to drastically improve the prediction rate. These cases of unannounced tornadoes are happening more and more as the climate begins to shift.
Best Method to Prepare For Tornadoes
In Mississippi, the tornado rates are climbing. WJTV’s article on the weather agencies recent comments cites “The National Weather Service reports over 60 tornadoes touched the ground in 2017 [in Mississippi].” In wake of the increasing frequency of tornadoes, officials and authorities are recommending every resident purchase a safe room. A safe room can be the difference in life or death in the event of a tornado. With a routinely practiced escape route, a small supply of food and water, and an emergency radio you’ll be fine. Take a look at the video report from WJTV on the safe room issue.
Severe storms and weather cause devastation everywhere they go. If you’re curious as to the procedures involved in getting a safe room you can afford, contact us. Our team of representatives gladly assists all customers. When you purchase a safe room, you purchase your safety. We’re in the business of assurance, not insurance.