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Prevention advice for tornadoes and high winds

By Emma Leclerc|3 min|August 2021

Summer thunderstorms often mean strong winds and tornadoes. It's a good idea to plan for these situations.

Some precautions
  • Is your home often subject to strong winds? Opting for good quality, pressure-resistant windows, glass doors and garage doors can reduce the chance of damage.

  • Make sure your roof and siding are in good condition.

  • Trim branches that could collapse on electrical wires or damage your home.

  • Tie up or store any objects that could be thrown around (summer furniture, BBQ, garbage cans, ...)

  • Ensure that columns, porch roofs or overhanging structures are securely fastened.

    What to do in case of a tornado?
  • Take shelter in the basement in a small room.

  • If you do not have a basement, take shelter in a room on the first floor (bathroom, closet, hallway).

  • Stay away from windows, doors and exterior walls.

  • Stay on the ground and protect yourself from flying objects.

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