Even with the mounting feet of snow that New England received this past winter, it seems as though the dangerous weather shows no sign of stopping for the summer. The tornados that ripped through the areas of Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama seemed to be little concern to the towns of southern New England. However this all changed yesterday afternoon when a tornado touched down in Springfield, Massachusetts, only about 20 miles from Stafford Springs.
These tornados can strike quickly and with little warning. It is always good to have a safety plan in place for your family, just as you would for a house fire or any natural disaster that can strike southern New England. Read these tornado safety tips provided by the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration:
- Have a designated safety shelter that everyone can get to within a matter of seconds
- Taking cover is KEY as flying debris is the most dangerous aspect of a tornado storm.
- While inside your home, avoid any windows at all costs
- If your home has a basement, go there as quickly as possible
- Those without a basement, find a small room on the lowest possible floor such as a bathroom or closet
These hot and humid summer months are the perfect recipe for quick and dangerous storms that can strike at a moment’s notice and do a number on anyone’s home. Now would be a great time to check your Connecticut homeowners insurance to make sure your home is covered from any damages that may occur from the wrath of Mother Nature. Give us a call at Paradiso Insurance anytime to make sure your home is covered. 860-684-5270.