Surviving A Tornado – But For How Long

Hurricane Andrew on August 23 at 1231 UTC. Thi...How Many Days Should I Prepare To Survive a Tornado For?

Tornado Survival – this might seem like a “how long is a piece of string” type questions, but there are actually some very interesting statistics on just how long these hurricane disasters last for. Just take a look at this:

  • Planned tornado survival for 14 days would have successfully seen you through 96% of all known disaster emergency situations.
  • Planned tornado survival for 7 days would have successfully seen you through around 50% of all known disaster emergency situations.
  • Some homes were left without power for 22 days in the Florida hurricanes of 2004, although access was available for residents to travel to nearby towns much sooner than that.

So I guess that a 14 days planned survival should be what you’re aiming at. This would have been able to sustain you and your family during 96% of all previous hurricane disaster situations, especially if you live in an area which is susceptible to being physically cut off from the rest of the country for sustained periods of time – coastal areas, areas below sea level, seismic areas,  low lying island areas, flood plains, areas which have single access points . . . single road, bridge, plane, boat etc.

Make sure you don’t take Richie with you . . .

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