A single tornado touched down near Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, May 10, 2014. According to the Huffington Post, the violent and destructive tornado destroyed or damaged 200 to 300 homes, flattened other buildings, tossed campers and cars around, and ripped trees from the ground—but, surprisingly, no one was harmed.
When police recognized the signs of a tornado, they immediately sounded the siren, giving “people time to seek shelter,” said Collin Stosberg, public information officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The early warning allowed people time to act quickly and luckily no one was harmed.
To read the rest of this remarkable story, check out the Huffington Post’s article.
If you aren’t ready to face such a tornado, check out some of these articles to help you prepare:
- Preparing for a Tornado
- How to Prepare for a Tornado
- Preparing for and Responding to a Power Outage
- Evacuating from Home in an Emergency
Have you ever had a close call with a tornado? How did you stay safe?