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Tornado Safety #6054

Most people in North America live in what is called Tornado Alley and here are a few tips to survive a tornado.
A Tornado Watch is issued if conditions are right for tornado development. (No tornado is sighted yet)
A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is sighted and on the ground.
Responding To a Tornado Warning
1. If you are in the open, seek shelter in a sturdy building. If a building is not close by find a depression or a ditch and lay as flat as you can and try to find something to hold onto like a tree, post in the ground or a bush.
2. If you are in a vehicle try to get away from the tornado and if you cannot leave the vehicle and seek shelter in a ditch it is safer than the car.
3. If you are in a public building get to the lowest floor and seek shelter in an inside hallway far away from windows. If you are in charge in the building try to get the people into a safe place without panicking them.
4. If you are at home go to the basement under a staircase or close to your washer and dryer. If there is no basement go to the main floor into a closet and close the door, or into the bathtub and cover yourself with the cushions of the sofa, or turn the sofa over and crawl under the space between the floor and where the seat and back join.
5 If you live in a mobile home leave it immediately and go to a more substantial building like a neighboring home or business, or get to the lowest spot you can find.

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Thanks to: Michelle Welch - Sarnia, Ontario - Canada - rec.:Feb 3, 2010 - pub.:Mar 1, 2010 - sent.:Jul 13, 2010
Biking #2567

Experts say neon pink is the color motorist can see most easily, therefore you will be safer when biking if you wear pink.

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Thanks to: Anonymous - USA. - rec.:Jun 21, 2004 - pub.:Jun 21, 2004 - sent.:Aug 27, 2004
Home Fire Safety #1603

Check the battery in your home smoke detector and carbon monoxide monitor every six months.

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Thanks to: Cherene Donaldson - Sacramento - USA. - rec.:Jun 10, 2003 - pub.:Jun 27, 2003 - sent.:Jul 4, 2003
Hidden hazards at home #4761

The kitchen is one of the most dangerous places in your home. One third of all home fires start in the kitchen, and scalds lead the list of kitchen hazards in children under age 5.
Here are some tips to prevent accidents. Especially when children are present:
· Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove.
· Never leave food cooking on the stove unattended.
· Avoid holding toddlers or infants while stirring foods on the stove of checking the oven.
· Avoid wearing dangling sleeves or jewelry that may get ought in appliances or catch on fire. If you have long hair, tie it back while cooking.
· Never leave burning candles unattended.
· Never place knives in a sink full of water
· Cut away from your body when using a knife.
· Use child locks to store household cleaners, vitamins and detergents.

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Thanks to: Anonymous - USA. - rec.:Oct 13, 2006 - pub.:Oct 13, 2006 - sent.:Nov 2, 2006
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