Dixie Alley: The New Tornado Alley
We’ve all heard of Tornado Alley, but have you heard of Dixie Alley? If you haven’t...now you have! And guess what? We’re in it.
A ‘recent study suggests that Dixie Alley is surpassing traditional Tornado Alley in terms of number of tornadoes and frequency of events’ (https://www.cbs17.com/weather/weather-stories/tornado-alley-is-shifting-eastward-into-the-mid-south/).
With increasing threats of tornadoes, it is more important than ever to be as prepared as possible.
Have a Plan: When you hear a tornado siren or are told to take shelter, do you know where you are going? Whether it’s a tornado shelter, windowless room in the lowest level of your home or a designated local community center, have a plan in place as to where you will seek shelter.
Prepare Ahead of Time: If you have a tornado shelter at your residence or a selected room, prep that area with helmets, bottled water, snacks, a portable charger, etc. You can even get it ready now!
Stay Connected: When you know a severe storm is heading your way, charge readily used electronics. If the power goes out, you will still be able to connect via broadband cellular network and browse Facebook, Twitter, FEMA for updates.
Know Who to Call: Once the storm is over, if you encounter water or fire damage, call a professional to help. SERVPRO® of South Madison County is here to be of service in all your property damage restoration needs, including board ups! Call us at 256-533-5335. We are available 24/7 365 days a year.