Some Tips For Preparing Your Tornado Shelter For Winter

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How To Prepare Your Tornado Shelter For Winter

If you have lived in Southwest Missouri for any length of time, you know that spring is storm season. This area is especially susceptible to tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, and residents know that come spring you need to be prepared. However, storms don’t stop during the rest of the year, and even if they do, your tornado shelter should still be prepared for the change of season.

We still have fall in front of us, but tornado shelters are typically in their worst condition during the winter. In today’s blog post, Stronghold Safe Room will give some tips for preparing your shelter for the winter months.

Stock Up Early

While tornadoes might not be the biggest threat during the winter, storms are still common. In the event of an ice storm or harsh winter weather, having your tornado shelter stocked with food and blankets can go a long way. Having an emergency kit with supplies or extra supplies in the shelter can save you time in the event of a storm, as well as allow you to stay out of the cold if the weather gets nasty.

It is also good practice to have emergency kits in your car and in all your family vehicles so that you have blankets and supplies in the event that they are stranded on the side of the road in a winter storm.  

Clean During The Fall

Storms are still possible during the winter, but it is more likely that you will get a break from severe weather like tornadoes when the temperatures drop. That means that you could go weeks and even months without thinking about your tornado shelter. It’s easy to not stock up your shelter or keep it clean for the months that it isn’t used. Instead of trying to clean and stock your shelter during the winter when it is cold, do it in the fall before you have to deal with the weather.

Keep Snow And Ice Cleared

In the event that there is a real threat during the winter, you will need quick access to your tornado shelter. However, if it is cold and your shelter is covered in ice or snow, it might be difficult to get in. During the winter, it’s important to keep your tornado shelter clear of ice and snow that you have easy access to the shelter and to prevent any potential damage.

Contact Stronghold Safe Room For Tornado Shelter Tips

During the winter, it’s easy to forget about your tornado shelter. At Stronghold Safe Room, we want to give you tips that will keep your family safe. For more information, give us a call at (417) 725-0055 or contact us online today.

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