Disaster Planning Series – Part One: Tornadoes

Founder/Managing Partner Lamar Hunt Jr. knows how important it is to prepare for disasters. Tenants and landlords should have an idea about what to do in the event of a disaster. For this blog post, we will discuss tornadoes. The first thing to do is be aware of the current weather conditions as well as forecasts. Knowing that a tornado may be coming is the first big step to preparing for one. If the possibility of a tornado is present, keep all loud music and distracting noise down so you can hear a tornado siren. These warning systems really do save lives. Once a siren goes off or you see a tornado coming, what should you do? Seek shelter in the strongest part of your house. You should plan in advance for which part of the house is the strongest. If you are a tenant, talk to your landlord. Know the different types of construction and which ones are likely to protect you to best.  In your shelter, you should have water, a first aid kit and fire extinguishers. If you have special needs people in your household, consider their requirements and have the medication and/or equipment on hand. You should also have a portable radio with extra batteries for listening to weather alerts and emergency reports. Preparing in advance is the key to surviving most disasters. For more stories like this, see our blog at  http://lorettoproperties.com/.  You can also call us at 913-236-2902 if you have a property to sell.