If you’ve found yourself on this page, then chances are that you are already fairly familiar with what tornado season looks like here in Oklahoma. There’s also a good chance that you’ve fallen in love with the many other aspects of the state, so there’s no losing you now. When this moment comes for all Oklahoma residents, there’s that light that turns on and reminds you that since you aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, it’s time to really invest heavily in the safety of your family for when a tornado hits. One of the best ways to do that is by investing in one of the high-quality above ground and underground shelters that we have designed here at FamilySAFE Shelters. In our blog post today, we are going to cover some of the basics of what you can expect when living in Oklahoma during tornado season.
The most brutal part of tornado season in Oklahoma is often the second week of May, so pretty early on in the year, but that’s not where it starts. Most tornado seasons are recorded as happening in March, making their way through April and then peaking in May. While this is the average, it isn’t always at this point in time that tornado season starts. There has been a season that started in the December of 2014 and still lasted through May.
An Early Start
As time goes on, it’s been noted that tornado season continues to start earlier each year, which is why it’s so important to always update the supply that you keep in your shelter and that you always maintain a plan so that you can continue to be safe and prepared in the case that a tornado does hit.
Since it is incredibly difficult to realize when a storm is going to come, it’s always good to have an idea of what to expect when poor weather does start to roll in. Some of the things to look for are dark and thick clouds, high winds, small funnels building up and sirens that are going off. Knowing what a tornado looks like can require some experience, but it doesn’t have to. If you have an idea of how a severe rainstorm looks, compared to a tornado forming, then you will have a much better idea of when to start heading for your shelter and prioritizing protection.
FamilySAFE Shelters believes in providing high-quality shelters for you and your family to remain protected throughout the duration of a tornado. Call our office today so that you can receive more information on how to get started with the installment process. We can’t wait to set you up with your very own above or underground shelter for this tornado season!