During a Tornado
When a tornado warning is issued and a tornado siren sounds,
everyone should seek shelter immediately! If you are at work
get under a piece of sturdy furniture, such as a work bench or
heavy table or desk, and hold on to it. Crouch down and use
your arms to protect your head and neck. If outdoors, if possible get inside in a sturdy building. If shelter is not available, lie
in a ditch or low-lying area or crouch near a strong building and
far away from trees or cars. If you are in a car do not try to outdrive a tornado; tornadoes can change direction quickly and lift
a car or truck in the air and destroy it. Avoid seeking shelter
under bridges, which can create deadly traffic hazards while
offering little protection against flying debris. Establish a company policy for outside employees so they know what to do in
the field if a tornado is coming.
team was ecstatic with this weight loss. As program coordinators, we’ve also observed personal growth through this process,
learning how to better take care of ourselves and our families.
We officially started Hardy’s 2018 PositivePulse activities in
the third week of January with another Wellness Week. We are
off to a great start, with all participating employees from 2017
continuing their participation this year. To keep the program
fresh and challenging, we are introducing new wellness themes
and activities. In February, Heart Health Month, we offered a
blood pressure clinic and purchased blood pressure cuffs for
each office so employees could continually monitor their num-
bers. A sleep challenge will be introduced later this year, and
we will continue our communications to get employees think-
ing about all aspects that contribute to overall wellness—physical
as well as fiscal. As a participating company in the NTCA Group
Health Program’s Wellness Connections plan, we believe our
company-provided wellness program is comprehensive, and
expect our overall results will be even more successful this year. l
t When a funnel forms over water, it’s called a waterspout. When it forms over a desert, it’s called a dustdevil. Neither
are as strong as tornadoes.
t Tornadoes can occur in series (one after another) and more than one can form from the same cloud system. The
worst series in history was on March 18, 1952, killing 689 in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
t Scientist don’t all agree how tornadoes form and maintain (stay going).
t Usually, tornadoes form between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
t Tornadoes can be invisible, but skies are often described as a dark green/black color just before they arrive. Often,
you’ll see large hail.
t The sound of a tornado is usually described as a like a jet or a freight train.
t Scientists can’t rate or know how strong a tornado is until after it’s over.
The following tips will help make the recovery effort easier,
quicker and safer:
l Remain as calm as possible.
l Check for yourself and those around you for injuries.
l Check utility lines and appliances for damages.
l Check for leaks especially of fuels, gas and toxic materials.
l Use a flashlight, not candles, to shut off the main gas valve;
have a professional turn it back on when it is safe to do so.
l Shut off electrical power at the control box.
l Observe any loose debris that could fall (if there is any damage to building/house).
l Take pictures of your damaged property for insurance claims.
When a tornado is coming, you have only a short amount of
time to make life-or-death decisions. Advanced planning and
quick response are the keys to surviving a tornado. l