Safety Articles

Introducing StormWarn - A Tornado Alert That Removes Doubt

It’s National Preparedness Month, but how prepared will you be when a tornado touches down in your area? As you may have read, the area known as tornado alley is changing, and tornados have touched down in all 50 states.If you live in an area where tornados are a common occurrence during parts of the […]

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, created by the federal government to encourage Americans to prepare for hazards of all kinds. At Survive-A-Storm, we understand safety and the importance of being prepared.What’s Your Tornado Plan?Will you be at work or at home? What’s your plan? How will you prepare? In our personal lives, that might mean […]

The History of Storm Chasing

Did you know? The year 2022 is the 50th anniversary of storm chasing.In the spring of 1972, two meteorologists from the National Severe Storms Laboratory and Notre Dame University came to the student chapter of the American Meteorological Society at the University of Oklahoma. At the time, I was a meteorology student. They requested that […]

Tornado Relief : How to Help

The following article was originally published in March of 2017. It has been updated to include relevant information and topics. There is never the perfect plan for an emergency,  and sometimes that is very clear in the aftermath of a natural disaster like a tornado, hurricane or other severe storm or event.

Defeating Tornado Myths

Tornadoes are one of nature’s most elusive and almost mystical phenomena. As a result, a large number of myths have developed around them throughout the decades. Unfortunately, those myths can put you and your family in great danger if a tornado approaches. So, we’ll run down some of the most common:Tornadoes will not strike     […]

Hurricane Preparation

No matter what else is happening in the world—we’ll still have to plan for hurricane season. Hurricanes, like tornadoes, aren’t going to stop forming just because our headlines are focusing on other events. And they aren’t going to be any less deadly, either. The Atlantic hurricane season officially lasts from June 1st to November 30th, […]

Answers to Some Basic Questions about Storm Shelters

If you’re considering buying a storm shelter to protect your family, the employees at your small business, or the members of your community, you probably have a lot of questions. Here at Survive-a-Storm, we’ve got answers! And you can definitely trust Survive-a-Storm to give you dependable answers. After all, multiple Fortune 500 companies including Walmart […]

Safer in a Storm Shelter, Even During a Pandemic

The threats associated with the Coronavirus known as COVID-19 are dominating the news cycle. But it’s important to remember that, even during the pandemic, other deadly hazards haven’t gone away. It’s spring, and tornadoes and other severe weather events are still ravaging the United States. Yes, COVID-19 is real. But its ongoing presence does not […]

In Nashville, Tornado Season Could Be Any Day of the Year

Yes, tornadoes, like hurricanes and many other natural phenomena, do technically have a “season.” In the United States, tornado season generally falls in the spring, during the months of April, May, and June. Higher numbers of tornadoes form in these months compared to other times of the year. Tornadoes are often more intense during these […]

Severe Weather Safety While on the Road

Let’s be blunt: Don’t ever take the threat of severe weather lightly, especially while on the road.Proper preparedness in the face of tornadoes, thunderstorms, and other severe weather may literally determine whether you and your family live or die.And being on the road, in any type of vehicle, is one of the most dangerous places […]

The Time is Now: Create Your Tornado Safety Plan Today

Tornado season is coming fast and so now is the time to prepare a plan of action or freshen up the plan you may already have in place.For example, your tornado safety plan should include some of the following to-do tasks:Have an evacuation plan in place so that your whole family knows what to do […]