Two Tornadoes Confirmed on Cape Cod. The National Weather Service confirmed two tornadoes touched down Tuesday on Cape Cod. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses remain without power after the storm.The weather service said both tornadoes had estimated wind gusts as high as 110 mph, which is on the high end of the Enhanced Fujita Scale’s EF-1 ranking.
Living anywhere in New England is becoming a challenge. From tornadoes, to hurricanes, to winter blizzards. Is anyone safe? And if that answer is no, what can you do? There’s only one simple answer…other than moving to another part of the country plus this doesn’t necessarily bring 100% guarantee you’re safe from other disasters like earthquakes!
PREPARE! That’s what you can do. The National Weather Service can’t prevent roofs or shingles from peeling off of buildings, or trees being uprooted. But after you’ve secured life and family, damage is repairable more easily if you own a generator.
Think about this recent storm on Cape Cod. The National Weather Service confirmed numerous twisted and snapped trees, downed wires, road closures and damaged buildings in the storm’s wake. Days later, people are still without power and unable to return to their daily routine due to road closures.
The National Weather Service gives free advice to prepare for disasters like tornadoes, including:
- Check the Forecast. Listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio.
- Sign Up for Severe Storm Warnings. Communities have outdoor sirens but some depend on media and smart phones to communicate with residents.
- Create and Practice a Family Communications Plan.
- Designate an emergency room such as a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor with no windows.
Northeast Generator wants to help people before disaster strikes. Be safe and give us a call to learn more about your generator options (203) 336-3031.