Indiana Fire Department- Put Babies in Car Seats For Severe Weather
It's severe weather season, and with the threat of damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes in the Tri-State you can never be too prepared.
This is my first severe weather season since having my son. He's only 6 months old, and the thought of severe weather being anywhere near him quite honestly terrifies me. I never used to be bothered by storms, but new mom anxiety is real!
I had heard before that if there's severe weather and a threat of tornadoes you should put your baby in their car seat, but I wasn't sure if that was true. Then I saw Princeton Firefighters share this safety tip.
Today on Facebook Princeton Area Firefighters Union Local 1634 shared the following:
With the predicted severe weather for our area today! Another great safety tip, in the event of a tornado, buckle your child in their car seat. It can offer just as much protection as being involved in a car crash. Always place as many walls between you and the tornado. Get low and stay low. Stay alert today, keep current on local weather announcements
Here are a few more tornado safety tips from the CDC, hopefully, we never have to put these tips to use, but it never hurts to be prepared.
- Go to the basement or an inside room without windows on the lowest floor (bathroom, closet, center hallway).
- If possible, avoid sheltering in any room with windows.
- For added protection get under something sturdy (a heavy table or workbench). Cover your body with a blanket, sleeping bag or mattress. Protect your head with anything available.
- Do not stay in a mobile home.
The CDC has a lot of great information about emergency preparedness, and what to do in the instance of a tornado, you can check out all of their tips, here.
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