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Safety Strategies for Tornados and High Winds

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PerMies are a pretty self determined group of folks, and I don't think that too many are on the public dole. Some actually fear the Government. Yet we all pay taxes. How about demanding our money's worth!
The best time to plan is long before an emergency. Folks might want to  go to their local officials to inquire about the nearest shelter In case of an emergency.
That might spur them to locate emergency shelters, hunt for unused buildings with a basement. Even in rural communities, I know for example that in Wisconsin, we have a number of abandoned school buildings in rural areas. Disaffected businesses could also serve, if they have a sheltered area. So too abandoned buildings/ other properties. They often have a basement. Not the greatest comfort, but in a pinch, for a couple of days, it will do.
If there is not a shelter, now is the time to push your local officials to build one [or 2 or more].
Raising their consciousness will also do something else: It will tell them that at your location, there are vulnerable people. After the emergency is over, these would be the first I'd check and take fresh water to, blankets etc..
How about creating a list with names/ phone numbers addresses for in case all "He double hockey sticks" breaks loose.
We do tend to get on so many lists for so many dubious causes as is! this list might actually help.
I'm lucky to live in Central Wisconsin, a place that doesn't see many disasters on the scale seen in other places but I have no connection to folks who might be in a precarious position.
Acetylsalicylic acid is aspirin. This could be handy too:
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop
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