A tornado can appear as a funnel shape, spinning through the air or may just appear as a dark cloud on the horizon. Tornadoes develop out of strong thunderstorms and can be devastating and even fatal. Rotating winds can get up to 300 mph and tornadoes path of damage can be more than a mile in width and as much as 50 miles in length. Continue reading How to Prepare for a Tornado!→
One might think that preparing for tornadoes in Canada would be pretty low on the priority list. After all, isn’t tornado alley in the US? The number of tornadoes in Canada as well as the breadth of the danger zone may surprise you. On this Episode of The Prepared Canadian I’ll give you a few stats as to how many tornadoes we canuks can expect, look at some recent notable tornadoes, explain the fujita scale and what kinds of damages each tornado category can dish out. We will also look at what you can do to prepare for a tornado, even though there is little to no warning as well as what to do and what not to do during a tornado.
Are the skies darker than usual? Is there a funny color to the clouds? Do they seem to be moving in a circular pattern? Learn the warning signs of a tornado and what you as a prepper can be doing to get ready for this year’s season, which by the way, starts next month!
Do you have what it takes to survive an evacuation at a moment’s notice? What would you be left with if your home were destroyed by fire or a tornado? There can be any number of disasters that can force you to leave your home without the time to think. What if you needed to get home from work after disaster strikes? Will you be ready to care for your kids or pets?
This week on The Prepared Canadian, we will take a look at bags…bug our bags, get home bags, everyday carry bags, as well as special consideration for pets and kids. Not just what to put in them, but why you need them in the first place. In addition, we will have two tips for five dollar preparedness, news from the blog and the forum, a fantastic prepper website of the week, and of course, my weekly editorial.