Category Archives: Tornado Protection

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Oklahoma City

3 Things to Consider Before Moving to Oklahoma

Category : Tornado Protection

Moving to a new state can be a tricky task if you have no prior experience. It’s a new place with new people and a culture that is somewhat but not entirely similar. It can be a daunting experience for some people. However, there are certain things one should consider before moving from one state to another.

Here are three things you should consider before finalizing your move to Oklahoma.

Cost of Living

One of the first and most important things to think about when switching states is the cost of living. You don’t want to be living in a place that is too expensive. Otherwise, you’ll spend all your money on rent expenses and bills. Luckily, Oklahoma is not one of those states. The low prices of homes make it affordable for people to own houses there.

Renting houses is also very cheap, and the rent prices are much lower when compared to other states. Also, groceries, utilities, food, and traveling expenses are all below average in the US. It is one of those states with the lowest cost of living, making it the ideal place to live.

Is It Suitable For You?

If you’re someone who enjoys outdoor adventures and activities, then Oklahoma is the right choice for you, but if you’re someone who enjoys hiking up mountains and going to sandy beaches, then you should reconsider your move. This is because Oklahoma is land-locked since it’s in the middle of the American prairie.

Although there are many things to do in Oklahoma, if your passion is to climb mountains or spend your day relaxing on a beach, this city isn’t for you.

The Weather

One of the most important things to consider when moving to Oklahoma is the unstable weather. Oklahoma is notorious for storms and tornadoes. Most states are hit by a tornado once a year, while Oklahoma gets around 55 tornadoes in a year. That is the second-highest amount of tornadoes in a state, with Texas topping the list.

If you’re considering moving to Oklahoma, getting a safe room should be a top priority so any unforeseen event can be avoided.

A tornado

Changing states is a huge task, but this should not distract you from the fact that there are certainly important factors to consider when making the decision. If you have decided to move to Oklahoma, getting a tornado shelter is highly recommended, and Safe Rooms US can help you.

We have been the leading provider of tornado shelters and safe rooms in Oklahoma for 25 years. Our shelters are approved by FEMA and ensure safety from the most dangerous of storms.

Contact us now and get a free estimate.

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Why Tornadoes are So Difficult to Predict and Understand

Tornadoes are vertical columns of air that are generated in supercell storms and come in contact with the ground. They are classified as weather events and often minuscule compared to other more universal events, making them highly specific in their nature.

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Above-Ground Rowlett Safe Room Checklist for Homeowners

A safe room serves to protect you from the force of a disaster. For example, a safe room will protect you from the powerful winds of a tornado. However, when spending time in a safe room during a disaster, other things can harm you.

Hunger and boredom, for example, are two negative feelings that people may experience if they haven’t stored the essentials in their room. Here are some of the problems you may face in a safe room and how to solve them.

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Crucial Storm Safety Tips For Families With Children

Tropical storm Isaias, Hurricane Hanna, Potential Storm Nine—safe to say, the following months in the United States are going to be eventful.

With the weather system in the U.S. gearing up to be an extra tumultuous stormy season, homeowners are rushing to get the necessities, so they can hunker down, safe and sound. But for the parents among us with kids who will scream at every clap of thunder, this annual season requires even more care.

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Tornado Preparedness With Special Needs Family Members

For anyone who has a family member with special needs, the sirens that ring in light of a tornado warning are the most horrifying sounds they can hear.

While tornadoes don’t typically strike without warning, it doesn’t take long for them to quickly become more devastating and move toward surrounding areas that weren’t originally in its path. This is why, even if you know a tornado watch was issued, you must take the right steps to help your special needs family member get to safety.

But how do you do so?

Here are some things you should know about.

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Schnauzer looking out the window, offset by dark, dreary weather

5 Ways to Look After Your Pets When a Tornado Strikes

When the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning, your first step is usually to take your kids and family members and find safety in a tornado shelter. But how do you secure your household pets during the scramble?

Countless heartwarming as well as heartbreaking stories of the aftermath of tornado disasters show us how multiple victims search for their pets in the debris of their homes.

Some find them do, while others don’t.

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What Even Are Tornado Watches And Warnings?

If you’ve never had the misfortune to be in or near the path of a tornado, you may be a little confused as to what a tornado watch or tornado warning is and how it can help you get to safety.

A standard warning system in susceptible regions such as Texas, Oklahoma, and other states in the so-called Tornado Alley, tornado watches and warnings help people take action quickly, so they can get to safer quarters or prepare to do so, in case the weather conditions indicate that a tornado might hit.

Learning about Tornado Warning Systems

Tornado Watch

Tornado watches and tornado warnings are issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center.

Tornado watches are commonly issued just about a few hours before a storm is predicted to hit. It’s meant to alert the people about a developing threat. But more often than not, it doesn’t require that people seek shelter immediately.

Instead, it usually requires people to gather the family inside, prepare food, water, and shelter, just in case, and to keep a close eye at the sky, and the local weather channel. Keep in mind, tornadoes don’t just appear out of thin air, whistling and twirling with dirt within a few seconds and without warning. Tornadoes form under certain weather conditions. Tornado watches simply inform the people that such conditions are developing.

Tornado Warnings

Tornado warnings are officially issued by the National Weather Service.

A clear message by the National Weather Service that a tornado was sighted, or that the weather radar is giving such indications should be taken seriously. Tornado warnings announce that there is a danger to property and life and people should seek shelter as quickly as possible. For those outside, this means finding shelters indoors near them. Do not stay in your vehicle. As for people at home, that’s where facilities like a safe room or a tornado shelter come in handy, especially if you have young children or older adults at home.

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Staying Protected During a Tornado

Several reports and research studies have shown that storm and tornado shelters save lives. For communities and households, tornado shelters provide the security we need to protect ourselves.

Tornado shelters are made with reinforced steel and are typically installed indoors. US Safe Rooms in Texas, offers tornado safe rooms Dallas and Fort Worth, for added security.

Whether it’s a tornado watch or warning, we always recommend that people seek shelter in the safe room or at least prepare it in case of a tornado watch.

If you receive any notifications for a watch or a warning, take the right step for your family and get to safety right away.

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How To Prepare For A Tornado Drill

Category : Tornado Protection

For people who have not encountered tornadoes in their life, their lack of preparation can push them into potentially dangerous situations.

Here’s a short essential guide on how you can implement tornado safety drill to keep yourself and your family safe.

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