How to survive a range of natural disasters, from extreme weather to earthquakes and tsunamis, to peril from outer space. Find all the lifesaving advice you need to combat all that Mother Nature can throw at you.
The perfect size to fit in your home emergency kit (you do have a home emergency kit, right?), in your glove compartment, or your camping kit. The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is a must-have for anyone concerned about protecting his or her home, family, and own life.
Essential: Get ready to protect your home, with the right emergency kit and first aid supplies. Be ready for earthquakes, floods, blizzards, and other natural disasters wherever you may be. Learn simple tips and techniques for treating common injuries, assessing danger, and getting to safety fast.
Extreme: When a tornado is bearing down on your car, the floodwaters have cut off your home, or you’re camping and the lightning strikes seem to be getting closer—what do you do? This book tells you, in simple steps with handy illustrations.
Emergency: Mudslides, avalanche, falling boulders often start without warning, leaving little time to prepare – or even think. Be prepared for the worst so you can react quickly.
The Natural Disaster Survival Handbook is essential no matter what you’re doing or where you live. Do you have weather? Then you need this book.
Tip 72: Judge Where A Tornado Is Heading
If you’re on the ground, staring at a tornado, you can usually tell whether it’s moving to your left or right. But if a tornado looks like it’s standing still, you’re right in its path—and you need to get out, quick! Tornadoes often move from southwest to northeast, so you can use a compass or a car’s navigation system to avoid driving in the same direction. Of course, nothing beats the eyeball test. If you see a tornado, drive at a right angle to its path. Don’t try driving directly away from the twister—that’ll put you exactly in the line of danger. There’s an excellent chance that the tornado will overtake you, because twisters are difficult—sometimes impossible—to outrun.