We can assist you in communicating important weather information to your community through SoundCare® on-hold messaging. We have written a bank of messages specifically for use before, during, and after a tornado. Below are some examples of our tornado-related messaging.
Before a tornado:
Do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning? A tornado watch means that tornadoes are possible, and you should remain alert for approaching storms. A tornado warning indicates that a tornado has been sighted or has been detected by weather radar. In the event of a tornado warning, take shelter immediately. For information on tornado safety, visit www dot red cross dot org.
During a tornado:
In light of current weather conditions, we have taken measures to help ensure continuous care for our patients. Please remember that we are not an emergency shelter for the public. Be sure to take the proper precautions, and stay tuned to local media stations regarding updates, possible evacuations, and shelter openings. Be safe; comply with any and all evacuation orders and move to shelters or other places of safety. Please call the __________ County Emergency Management office at XXX-XXX-XXXX for evacuation information and shelter locations. That number again XXX-XXX-XXXX, or visit their web site at www dot XXX XXXXX dot org.
After a tornado:
When returning to a home that suffered damage in a torndao, it’s important to inspect utilities. Check for gas leaks - if you smell gas or hear a hissing noise, leave immediately and call your gas company. Look for electrical system damage - if you see sparks or broken, frayed wires, turn off the power at the main fuse box and call an electrician. Finally, check for sewage and water line damage. If water pipes appear damaged, call your water company and avoid using water from the tap.