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How to Prepare a Storm Shelter

Watch more Hurricanes & Storms videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Prepare a storm shelter and be ready for the worst weather using these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Assess risks Assess the greatest risks for your area, which may include flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, or winter storms. Step 2: Choose a room Choose an interior room without windows and with the most distance between you and the outside. Tip Choose a top floor room in an area prone to floods or hurricanes and a basement or cellar in tornado zones Step 3: Store food and water Store nonperishable food and water for three days and don't forget a manual can opener. Step 4: Gather extra clothing and blankets Collect clothing, blankets, weather gear, and shoes. Since a storm can strike suddenly, don't count on wearing the proper clothing every moment. Step 5: Stockpile medications and toiletries Stockpile medications and toiletries, especially antibacterial products. Tip Remember to store baby food and plenty of diapers in the storm shelter if you have a baby at home. Step 6: Get a first-aid kit Get a first-aid kit that includes bandages, gauze, tape, a sterilizing agent, sterile equipment, and latex gloves. Step 7: Buy flashlights, a radio, and batteries Buy flashlights, a battery operated radio, and enough batteries to run both in an emergency. Did You Know? In April 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire recorded a record-breaking surface wind speed of 231 miles per hour.
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