Tornadoes are a serious danger to citizens in the state of Oklahoma. In fact, data indicates there were 79 such atmospheric events last year, with an average of 55 tornadoes touching down in the state per year since 1950.
The Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers explain that, in an effort to better protect the public from the risks of property damage, injury, and loss of life associated with tornadoes, the National Tornado Summit in being held February 10-11 in Oklahoma City.
An article from the Insurance Journal states the event will feature several keynote speakers, including the mayors of Tuscaloosa and Moore, discussing the lessons they learned following a violent storm. Event participants will also be invited to join several workshops that include breakout sessions where issues like communication and school safety during storms can be discussed.
The event leaves many Oklahoma citizens wondering what they can do to stay safe in the event of a tornado. John Colbert and is team of attorneys suggest you:
- Be Prepared- Identify and list safe locations in and around your home where your family should go in the event of a tornado, including bathrooms, hallways, and storm cellars. Also, gather supplies that can be used in case of emergency, such as water, food, flashlights, blankets, etc.
- Stay Informed- If bad weather is approaching, it is important to be vigilant of safety alerts that will be released through media outlets, like radio and television.
- Stay Safe- If a tornado does touch down in your area, get to the safest location near you.