FEMA has a great section on their website with links to answers of Frequently Asked Questions about what to do to recover from disaster. One important thing to remember is that recovery from a major natural disaster, will take time. Make sure you stay safe and get help from authorities when necessary.
Here are some tips of things to do after a tornado:
• Help injured or trapped persons
• Give first aid when appropriate
• Don't try to move the seriously injured unless they are in immediate danger of further injury
• Call for help
• If you smell gas, do not turn on any appliances or switches. This includes using phones, flashlights or a cell phone.
• Turn on the radio or television to get the latest emergency information
• Stay out of damaged buildings. Return home only when authorities say it is safe
• Use the telephone only for emergency calls
• Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, or gasoline or other flammable liquids immediately. Leave the buildings if you smell gas or chemical fumes.
• Take pictures of the damage--both to the house and its contents--for insurance purposes
We have learned so much about emergency preparedness in the past few months. It has become a family affair. I think my 17-year old knows more than I do now. Thank you for all the great ideas and very helpful suggestions.
Wow! Thanks so much for this information. This and other emergency preparation lists just may save a life. I'm not in a tornado area but these instructions are just as useful in many disaster situations. Thanks again, Sal
The first thing we do during and after a tornado is to pray. We've had several tornadoes in our community in the past few yrs and clean up help is always needed.
This is off topic but I just got to the Food Storage quiz & found out I didn't know as much as I thought I did & boy am I glad to get that information! Thanks & Happy Trails!