I am not an end of the world type of person but these numbers don’t lie. Storms are happening more frequently.The 2017 tornadoes are trying to break records it has started off with fury.The average is 789 per year this year 2017 we have had 948 that is 54% above normal.
- Jan. 40—134
- Feb. 35—115
- Mar. 76—176
- Apr. 188—218
- May 225—290
We had 4 small EF-1 tornadoes in my area on May 27, 2017.Phillipsburg, Lebanon, Dry Knob, and Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri Thank goodness no reports of deaths just property damage.I would bet these are not included in the national averages above.We have had a lot of very damaging weather this year first of May historic flooding what the experts were calling a 100-year flood but the problem with that is, we had a 100-year flood in December of 2015. Seems like these storms are happening way too often.
I Honestly Believe
Our children, grandkids, and great-grandkids are going to have a better life than us and our ancestor’s had. But I think in some ways the old simpler life would be better not easier but maybe better. By living this life of convenience it is real easy to take everything for granted. Flip on that light switch, turn on the faucet and run down to store to get what we need. I hope nobody has to endure a situation were utility’s and supplies are not available.
Please Alert Your Family and Freinds About the Importance of Being Prepared
By sharing this site and post with friends, family, and all the social media outlets.They might need a little reminder to check their batteries and supplies.You will have more creditability with them than some national ad they see on T.V. As taxpayers in the U.S.A.we spend a lot of money on ads by FEMA, homeland security, and ready gov. telling us to be prepared.There are social media buttons at the top of the post.The more I research these types of events the more I think people need to be alerted about them.
With awareness and having some emergency supplies in a storm shelter or at the very least a safe room in our home would make the situation a whole lot better maybe even save life’s
Communicate with neighbors to know where they are going to shelter and let them know where your safe spot is. Especially the elderly and disabled.
Even if your home is not damaged by a storm they usually knock out power for the entire neighborhood, city or county.
If Your Electric Power is Off
Do you have safe battery operated lights?
Do you have easy to prepare meals?
Do you have a way to prepare meals?
Do you have safe clean drinking water?
Do you have a battery operated weather alert radio?
Do you have a safe room?
These are questions I had to ask myself. Questions you should ask yourself and maybe even your neighbors, friends and family.
So When the Tornado Sirens go Off
Just be ready and have a peace of mind knowing you have a safe room and some emergency supplies.
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