Tornado Emergencies – What you can do today to prepare

Every year, regions of the US are hit hard with damaging tornadoes and floodwaters

In recent years, over $6.7 billion in damages have been incurred from tornadoes, and this year has been no different. So what can your organization do to reduce the impact of twisters as much as possible during this tornado season?

Identifying the Threats

In 2019 several states experienced higher than average tornado activity. Mississippi, for example, also experienced four times as many tornadoes in the first four months compared to the last four years.

It’s clear that tornadoes, along with other extreme weather events, are a top priority when it comes to identifying threats to your community.

Protect Individuals in Tornado Season

First of all, an emergency team should focus on preventative measures. Protecting the individuals begins with preparing them for the inevitable. Some states, cities, and communities are well acquainted with emergency preparedness specific to tornadoes. We should always be actively practicing and preparing for tornadoes and severe weather throughout the year.

Tornado Emergencies – Get the ROI You Need From Mass Notification

Tornado drills, training, sirens and other preparedness tactics are crucial to the safety of residents in tornado-prone regions. Tornadoes can happen at any time of the year, making them of major concern for government agencies across the country.

Testing an Emergency Notification System

When citizens and businesses have an emergency notification system in place, that’s a great start. However, emergency response teams need to actively and routinely test the system. Running regular tests offers a wealth of benefits.

To start, a test of the emergency notification system makes certain it is running smoothly and as desired. Testing the system also allows the team to identify any holes or loose ends that can be improved. This active engagement ensures that in the face of a tornado, the notification system will be optimized for key performance. Those few seconds gained through system testing can mean life or death for individuals.