By Maxwell Bouffard
March 19, 2019
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Mom, what is a tornado?
A tornado is a natural disaster in which a powerful vortex with wind speeds up to 300 miles per hour moves across the countryside, causing extreme damage. This natural disaster is easily recognizable because of its funnel-like shape.
How do you prepare for it, mom?
You should make an emergency kit. I can help you with that. Also, you should make a plan in case a tornado does strike.
An emergency kit should consist of flashlight, food and water, a weather radio, and extra batteries.
During a tornado, you should go to the lowest floor of your house. If you have no basement, you should go to a room in the center of your house. You should stay away from windows, doors, and walls. Make sure to cover your head.
If you are in a car, buckle your seatbelt and bend down, below the windows. Try and cover your head with some sort of cushion, along with your hands.
After a tornado, you should always have sturdy boots on, like the ones I'm wearing! Also, never stray close to a telephone line, like the one right behind you. They can electrocute you.
Thanks mom for teaching me about tornadoes. Now I know what to do if one comes my way!