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A Safe Room is A Must-Have During Inclement Weather

May 21, 2020

For most of us living in the Midwest, Spring is a season of warmer weather, more sunshine, and the threat of possible tornadoes. Between routine siren testing (Is it Wednesday?) and the occasional tornado drill, most of us are well-equipped at handling any inclement weather that may strike.

In response to recent local code regulations, our homes built to feature a walkout package will also now include a designated safe room for you and your family in the event of severe weather.





It’s best to have safety procedures in place for you and your family in the event that a tornado can strike. The more prepared you are, the better your family can react.

Emergency Tips for Severe Weather:

  • Know where to go in the event of an emergency. Make sure this is easily accessible for all of your family members, including yourself and those with special needs
  • Use a battery-operated TV, radio, or internet-enabled device to listen to the current weather conditions
  • Find a protective location on the lowest level, away from windows or possible debris
  • For additional protection, place yourself underneath a heavy table or workbench and cover yourself and others with a sleeping bag or mattress. Remember to also protect your head.
  • Pack an emergency kit that contains water, non-perishable food, fresh batteries, medication, shoes, and a list of important information such as telephone numbers