Tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, but the period from May to June tends to be more active with the most severe storms. These months are known as the peak of Tornado Alley in the United States, where Texas is located.
The best way to prepare for a tornado is to get in touch with your local authorities and find out the specifics of tornado safety in your area. They will help you create a plan that will ensure your family is safely in a shelter during a tornado warning.
In addition to visual and auditory signs, you should also be on the lookout for rotating, funnel-shaped clouds, low-lying cloud cover, large hail, dark or green skies, a loud roar that sounds like a freight train, and heavy rain or flooding.
When Is It Safe To Stay In A Mobile Home If A Tornado Warning Is Issued?
You should leave your mobile home if you have to and seek shelter at a nearby sturdy building, away from windows and glass. If you are not able to find a nearby shelter, lie flat in a ditch or low-lying area and cover yourself with blankets or towels.
If you are in an apartment or high-rise building, the lowest floor is usually the safest place to stay during a tornado. It is also important to protect yourself from any debris that might fall during the storm.