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What to do in a tornado?

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When a tornado is about to hit your town, your first thoughts may not be about your home’s security, however, more and more families who were forced to move out of their homes because of a tornado have had the unpleasant surprise to find that they had been victims of theft while they were away. That is why people who live in areas where tornados are likely to hit should make sure they choose the best locksmiths for home security.

 

Do You Live In A High Risk Area?

If you are one of the 17 million people who live in what is referred to as “Tornado Alley”, who have to be aware of the potential risks for your property and not just from the tornado itself. Tornado Alley spans over approximately 500,000 square miles crosses parts of eight states located in the region of the high plains of the United States. So, if you happen to be one of those 17 million people, don’t wait until it’s too late to secure your home from burglars who will take advantage of the chaos caused by a tornado and wait until you have to move from your house until the Tornado passes to break into your home.

 

What’s Your Tornado Emergency Plan?

When the warning sirens start to ring, you only have 13 minutes before the Tornado hits, which means you not only need to be aware of this but also ready for it. That includes knowing where the closest tornado shelters are and what is the best route to get to them very quickly. But before you leave your house and all your possession behind, be sure to check your locks and security system!

 

Mass evacuations leave opportunity for burglaryAn Opportunity For Burglars

Burglars have soon realized that while people are hiding in shelters, their homes are left defenseless and all they have to do is find the ones that are the less secure and they have easy targets. This happened in Washington Terrace, Utah, were one family displaced by a tornado came back after a having had to spend a few days in a shelter to find their home had been burgled. However sad and infuriating it is to see people taking advantage of such situation, it remains your responsibility to take the appropriate measures to avoid theft.

 

A Paradoxical Trend

Analysts noticed that tornado have had an interesting effect on crime rates. According to officials of Tuscaloosa, the tornado that hit the town on April 27, 2011 caused crime rates to decrease significantly in the areas where the tornado passed, whereas criminality seemed to have increased in the area where many citizens had to be displaced. This trend emphasizes the fact that burglars are aware of the vulnerability of the homes in those areas due to the general confusion and the absence of their owners for several consecutive days. It doesn’t seem to be an isolated correlation since a similar trend has been noticed in Alberta and several other towns in the region.

 

Better Be Prepared!

Taking precautions can save you a lot of trouble. If you care about all the valuable things in your home you’d better make sure your home is safe and the first step is to get the help of a good locksmith who will assess your house’s security needs and provide high quality services to turn your home into a fortress! They can even recommend a complete home security system that can be switched on at a central location, leaving you with more time to get out to safety in the event of an emergency evacuation.

24/7 Locksmith Services can do all that for you! Get in touch with the company and one of their representatives will make sure your home is as safe as a royal castle.

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